A research shows that bad posture is a common problem in the US causing absenteeism at work due to pain and disability. There are many causes of bad posture the main one being a stretched neck when working like looking at a computer or reading repeatedly causing neck pains. Back and hip pains are a result of bad posture, which may eventually lead to disability if not detected and treated early. With this in mind, let us look at ways of detecting bad posture and how to fix it.
Stand before a long mirror, a mirror where you can see your full body. Look at your neck posture, your shoulders, your back and your feet too when standing in a natural position. From this you can be able to detect when there is a slouch even without feeling any pain or strain in that area.
Maintain a straight posture
After you have identified your posture is not correct, start working on it immediately. Sit and stand up with your back stretched. Stretch your neck too and the shoulders.
Take a massage
There are many massage therapy types that will help prevent and cure problems that are caused by bad posture. Massage therapists at cltmassagetherapy.com explain the different types of massage that is suitable for suitable for different kind of situations.
Minimize practices that destroy you posture
Some activities are destructive to our posture, wearing high heeled shoes regularly and for long hours puts a strain on the lower back and makes you develop a stooping back. Sitting long hours infront of a computer tampers with the posture of the neck, avoid it or do stretches regularly.
Do frequent stretches if the nature of your work can’t allow you to maintain a good posture. If you sit in front of the computer for long or reading books for hours, stretch your neck over your spine then stretch your shoulders towards your back. Do this after every hour or two.