How to keep your back straight
Find out how to keep your back straight
Keeping your back straight is not an aesthetic goal only. It is also a factor that helps you to prevent future issues like discopathy or other disease causing back pain. In all cases, keeping your back straight is part of your overall job to establish a right posture and more well-being for your entire body since the spinal area is the main support for all zones: legs, hands, neck and etc. Today, we will give you some important and significant hints as to how to keep your back straight. See our guide and never forget that consulting with a specialist in orthopaedic medical sphere is always a great idea, especially if you have already caused your back some damages, pain or deformations.
Begin with the best ways to improve your posture
Below we will give you the full guides for posture improvement, which is the key element into the task to keep your back straight. Here are the things you need to do and take under consideration on mandatory:
- Make everything possible to establish the proper sitting posture – especially if your job involves sitting behind the desk during the entire day (most office job positions today and not only, as a matter of fact).
Be sure the back is aligned against the back of the office chair. Avoid slouching or leaning forward, especially when tired from sitting in the office chair for long periods For long term sitting, such as in an office chair, be sure the chair is ergonomically designed to properly support the back and that it is a custom fit. When sitting on an office chair at a desk, arms should be flexed at a 75 to 90 degree angle at the elbows. If this is not the case, the office chair should be adjusted accordingly Knees should be even with the hips, or slightly higher when sitting in the office chair Keep both feet flat on the floor. If there's a problem with feet reaching the floor comfortably, a footrest can be used along with the office chair Sit in the office chair with shoulders straight Don't sit in one place for too long, even in ergonomic office chairs that have good back support. Get up and walk around and stretch as needed
- Now see how to make your standing posture better, because it is also very important to keep your back straight.
Stand with weight mostly on the balls of the feet, not with weight on the heels Keep feet slightly apart, about shoulder-width Let arms hang naturally down the sides of the body Avoid locking the knees Tuck the chin in a little to keep the head level Be sure the head is square on top of the spine, not pushed out forward Stand straight and tall, with shoulders upright If standing for a long period of time, shift weight from one foot to the other, or rock from heels to toes. Stand against a wall with shoulders and bottom touching wall. In this position, the back of the head should also touch the wall - if it does not, the head is carried to far forward (anterior head carriage).
- About your healthy sleep
According to the medical experts, the healthy sleep is the key to both: the development of serious chronic conditions like arthritis and other joint-related illnesses, as well as keeping your spinal health in top condition. This is why you need to be extremely careful and generous when you choose innovative and optimal pillows, mattresses and other accessories and furniture for the bedroom. Also, keep in mind that sleeping on the side or back is usually more comfortable for the back than sleeping on the stomach.
Doing daily stretched and exercises will prevent your back from pain and deformations.
It is a good idea to make some light exercises and stretches on a regular basis in order to keep your back straight. In addition to these, there are some sports disciplines that can be very pleasant for back pain and back deformation. Yoga, for instance, is a cool way for prevention and to keep your back straight without sweating in the gym or getting too tired.