Good posture is a way to reflect on your good health. It keeps your muscles healthy and makes you more efficient towards working, with less fatigue and strain on your body’s ligaments and muscles. A lousy posture makes your muscles and joints weary and tiring can often lead to serious health issues like chronic pain, muscle atrophy, all kinds of joint injuries, digestion and breathing problems.
The first step is to good posture is to identify that you have developed a bad position and then breaking the old poor postural habits, also reducing stress and strain on your spine.
We at Alivetales bring you some advice for you to maintain your good posture and stay healthy. They are quite easy to follow.
1. Walk barefoot sometimes and wear comfortable shoes.
Your feet are the base of your body, and like it is said if the foundation is strong, everything that follows will automatically be strong. So, the key to good posture to take care of your feet and keep them healthy.The most natural care you could do is to walk barefoot once in a while. It is scientifically proven that walking barefoot on the ground creates a better connection with the ions present in the soil. When you opt for shoes, avoid high heels and thick soles. Find the best pair of shoes for yourself and make your feet comfortable.
2. Add Calcium to your Regular Diet.
Calcium is an essential mineral for the development and strength of our bones. As we grow older, our bones tend to lose their strength and viability. Old age is the essential stage, where the bones are the most fragile and need care the most. Having good strength will help you maintain a good posture. Hence, it is recommended to eat more food that is rich in calcium such as cheese, nuts, beans and dairy products.
3. Consume a right amount of Vitamin D.
Morning sun is the best natural source of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is crucial for your bones as it ensures proper absorption of calcium. If you’re not able to take in the natural source of vitamin D, switch over to external supplements of the same. Not only the bones need a right amount of Vitamin D, but it is also essential for other functions of the body. Make sure to include the Vitamin supplements in your daily diet.
4. Lift Weighs.
Lifting weight is vital for your muscles. We do not suggest to try out extensive training for the beginners, instead, start with carrying some heavy shopping bags (to exercise in daily routine). Everyday things like your backpack, grocery bag or your shopping bags can be a good start. Just keep in mind not to tear off and strain your muscles at once. Regularly lifting weights will refrain you from developing osteoporosis and having a humped back.
5. Change your Pose.
To Sit in the same position for many hours can be dangerous for your back as well as your spine. It creates a bad posture as well as increases the risk to your neck and back. It’s very important for you to keep shifting your sitting posture or your standing posture. If you’ve been sitting in the same position for more than 1 hour, then take a 5-minute break and stretch out your muscles of your back and arms and legs to shake off the tiredness. If you’ve been rushed, set the alarm for every 30 minutes.
6. Improve your Balance.
There are different types of fitness types of equipment you can use for improving your posture. Walk on unstable surfaces, such as sand can be very helpful. It rejuvenates the blood flow to your feet. Balancing stimulates different areas of your brain, nervous system and urges the muscles to create better coordination and hence improve your posture.
7. Exercise Regularly.
Exercising is the best way to maintain your posture so don’t shy away from working out. Some of the exercises for you to try out:
- Cobra Pose
- Chair Pose
- Plank Pose
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