Aging and Posture!

 


By | Frank S | SSC Member |June 2017 |

It’s never too late ~ to correct your posture.  Take a look!



Who knew that slouching sitting or walking, could do so much damage to your posture.  Having bad posture is something most of us don’t even think about — until we start to experience negative health results.  If you want to develop good posture habits, here are tips that might help you out:

  • Stand straight up ~ no slouching!  Bad posture tends to make your shoulders have a dull pain, and your neck will start to screech.  One reason why your slouching is making you cranky.
  • Fixing your posture is all about awareness ~ when we’re thinking about fixing our position that we have been using for decades, it’s going to take some time to make a breakthrough.  Just don’t give up, celebrate each time you realize that you’re standing or sitting correctly.  
  • AND … of course, there’s an app for everything, so get this one that helps you with your posture.  Get it today; it’s FREE!

Heads-up!

According to resources, your posture can affect you in many eerie ways — so let’s get you out of this sluggishness.
  • One of the most common ways bad posture can affect you is with low back pain.
  • Weak breathing – Poor posture restricts blood and oxygen flow, which makes it difficult to breathe and speak.
  • We’ve come to learn that the most common effects of poor posture are back, shoulder, and neck pain.  If you sit all day in a slouched position at your desk for a very long time, it will put lots of stress on your upper body.  Make sure to try and support your body properly.
  • Poor posture can also cause a misalignment in the spine, and that can lead to even more pain that you’re having.  It can also cause joint stress.  If the spine is misaligned, weight or pressure needs to be redistributed to compensate for your slouching.   

Now if you find yourself with a hunchback, there are several things you can do to try and straighten the hunch out.  Take a look at the exercise video for hunchbacks.  And many have said that muscle imbalances and bad posture along with a sedentary lifestyle are the primary cause of having your back go hunch.

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According to researchers,  the human body is not meant for long periods of sluggishness.  The body adapts to just about all physical activities we can do.  Inactivity is an activity in itself, the adaptation of the body to inactivity is what causes hunch back posture problems to arise.  If your shoulders are rounded forward for hours at a time, your body will adapt.  The body will assume permanent characteristics of any habitual posture.  The muscles on the front of the body, specifically the chest muscles, become tight and begin to pull your shoulders forward.  When your shoulders are constantly pulled forward, the muscles in your upper-middle back become lengthened and weak.

Over time, these muscle imbalances can cause your spine to become excessively curved, creating hunch back posture problems.

Researchers also have said that Kyphosis can cause health problems from bad posture including pain in the back, neck, and in some cases, the extremities.  Often times, kyphosis is associated with other misalignments of the spine such as lumbar lordosis and forward neck posture (cervical hyperlordosis).


How Can You Prevent Hunch Back Posture Problems?



Disclaimer: The Spunky Seniors Club® does not guarantee any specific results as mentioned above and the results may vary from person to person. The text, graphics, and videos are for informational purposes only and not to be substituted for professional medical advice.  The Spunky Seniors Club® assumes no responsibility for any of the content or information provided.   Please consult with your doctor(s) before starting or engaging in any activities, dietary or medical changes.

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