If you have such body postures, it could spell doom for your health in future!
Humans are the only animals or mammals who are bipedal or walk on 2 legs. This has been made possible thanks to a strong spine and the ability to stand upright has been that has also helped us with developing a much bigger and stronger brain.
But with time and evolution, instead of walking upright, we have resorted to walking either with a hunch or using improper postures while walking or sitting. This habit of ours has resulted in multiple back and spinal problems for us.
Here are 4 such body postures which you should avoid while standing or walking to avoid serious back pains in the future.
1 Spoon Position
This is the most preferred position by women to stand in. The rounded shoulders and flat back posture is guaranteed to develop back pain some time in future. It is better to have the posture as straight as possible.
Stand with your shoulders in line with your collar bones and back as straight as possible. This will avoid any bend in the spinal cord and you can avoid back pain.
2 Leaning Position
This sort of position is also called the leaning tower position since the head falls in forward position and thus putting strain on the muscles. Almost 6 out of 10 women suffer from permanent back pain thanks to this posture and 3 out of 10 women suffer from daily back and spinal discomfort due to this position.
It is better to keep the head in line with your shoulders in a straight line. This keeps everything in your back in a straight line, with no stress and no chances of any back pain.
3 Bridge Position
People, who walk in the bridge position, have their back curved in an arch. The condition is known as hyperlordosis, meaning that the body has a severe inward curve starting from the lower back, which exaggerates upwards.
This can cause severe back pain if the body remains in this position for a long time. The spine might develop a permanent curvature and develop severe back pain.
4 Flat Back Position
This is the position in which there are very chances of developing back pain. This position is known as flat pack position. When compared to hyperlordosis or leaning position, this position keeps the back, spine, shoulders and neck in a straight line, saving them from any type of curvature or bending.
Women who tend to have this type of standing posture have never complained of any sort of neck pains or back pains. But still, it is not the perfect posture. Take a look at how you can have the perfect posture on our next page.
5 What should be the perfect posture to avoid back pain?
In order to have a perfect posture, it is necessary to keep the spine and back in a straight line aligned with your neck. Even the whole head and ankles should be kept in a straight line. Renowned chiropractor Tim Hutchful of British Chiropractic Association says,”Rather than worrying about being an apple or an hourglass, we want people to think about what they look like from the side. Paying closer attention to your body’s side profile can really help to identify back or neck pain triggers. The perfect posture should give you a neutral side-on appearance, with your ears, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles in line.”
People who would like to have no back pain should tend to keep their backs, head and ankles in a straight line. One way to do this is to stand in a comfortable posture, which you find relaxing and then slowly contract the stomach muscles.