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Why Is Proper Body Posture Important?

 

Your body is like a pyramid; where your bones are the base of the pyramid and your organs are the tip of the pyramid. If one part of your bone is not aligned properly, your organs will get affected. Poor posture leads to weakened muscles and uneven stress being placed throughout the body, creating tightening and weakening of some muscles; causing unbalance in the body. Making it difficult to perform certain movements and can cause long-term issues with your health.

Internal organs can be affected by poor posture from sitting on a chair stooped or slouched for long periods, or head extended looking at a computer, or head bent down looking at a phone. You can begin to have difficulties taking a deep breath because the rib cage is not expanding properly. Your shoulder and back pain will start to occur because the muscles become tight in the chest and weak in the upper back.

Not to mention, your body posture can say a lot about you when you first meet someone. The first impression of someone with a proper body posture says; I am confident and knowledgeable. Walking in with rolled shoulders, head tilted down, or slouched over gives an impression you lack confidence. Posture is not only important for your health and wellbeing but can be a deciding factor on how others perceive you, your abilities, and your personality.

The good news is you can do things to change this. With proper exercises combine with Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) Training, you can overcome poor posture thus feeling better and radiating confidence.

Text Neck or Forward Head

What is the cause:

It comes from spending a lot of time leaning your head forward, such as leaning towards a computer screen or down at a phone. With the increasing use of smartphones, more people are developing this from looking down at phones throughout the day. Raising your computer screen to eye level and holding your phone higher as you use it can help. Forward Head is often accompanied by Round Shoulders.

Corrective Exercises:

You should focus on strengthening the upper back and trapezius. Exercises that employ your rhomboids, mid to lower-trapezius, and rotator cuff muscle group.

SEATED ROWS

 

REVERSE FLIES

 

EXTERNAL ROTATIONS WITH ELASTIC BANDS

 

Anterior Pelvic Tilt

 

What is the cause:

Spending a lot of time in a sitting position, over time can cause the front of your hip to become shorter, and the back to become weak. This result causes your hips to naturally rotate forward slightly when standing, giving prominence to the curve in your lower back, and making your glutes and abdomen stick out. It is also common in cyclists because their hips are in a flexed position while training.

Corrective exercises:

The hamstrings and glutes will be weakened by the anterior pelvic tilt. Strengthen these muscles by doing the following exercises below.

HIP THRUSTS

DEADLIFTS

HAMSTRING CURLS

Rounded Shoulders

What is the Cause:

Sitting at a desk with your arms forward typing on a keyboard, and too many exercises that push and not enough pull exercises. Both of these can lead to tight chest muscles, and weak upper back muscles, which causes your shoulders to hunch forward; rotating internally.

Corrective exercises:

Similar exercises to Forward Head (Text Neck), try and strengthen the rhomboids and trapezius including pulling movements such as rows.

Ensure you keep your head up and a flat back throughout the movements to strengthen key postural muscles.

Tight Calves

What is the cause:

Walking on your toes, like with high heels can cause your calf muscles to become shorter and will adapt to this position. Staying in the short position and becoming short in even off your toes. In the time it can become uncomfortable and even painful to walk normally on your foot from heel to toe.

Corrective exercises:

The tibialis muscle is opposite calf muscles, to strengthen this muscle lie down and attach an elastic resistance band to your foot and pull your toes up towards you.

CALF RAISES

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