"Posture" can be defined as an attitude of our body, at a specific period of time. Just as you can say while sitting, lying, walking or standing etc. Seemingly, it may be an otiose statement that "O! Sit straight". Or, "O! Don't lean your neck forward". But it holds a prudent significance. This urge, to sit straight or to not to protrude your neck or belly is not apocryphal.
A quality of a good thing is that it bears maximum effort efficiently while heaving a little effort. Similarly, a good posture is one that retains the body weight, putting less strain and tension on the muscles, ligaments and joints. Ending up in a day's work you find yourself in a curving position as your head headed forward and shoulders are rounded and upper spine is hunched back and belly protruding forward. This may seem that you are relaxing on your office chair but in real' it can be a threat for your body structure (muscles and joints). There is a natural "S" curve present in our spine which has a built in efficiency to synchronize maximum load into minimum, distributing in all the muscles in an efficient way. A slouching posture creates "C" curve which is a premonition, gradually by the time which can be virulent. As it can result in muscle aches, neck pain, lower spine pain, and can also affect the rib cage which can affect the heart and lung functioning.
A posture has an influence not only on your body work, but also on your physical personality. Imagine a dandy fellow with a charming impact, but having a hunch on his back and is bent. Similarly a person on his/her chair sitting in a poised position with straight vertebral column in such a way that you can see the ear, shoulder and hip aligned in a straight line, seem gentle. Not just it, this person enjoys a healthy and stress free life.
It is very necessary to maintain a good posture, more importantly when you are working in your office for 8 hours or standing. A correct postured person never in his life experiences spine ache or neck ache. Where as the bad posture can result in chronic head, muscle and spine aches or can prolong the existing pain or make it more intense. Just a proper awareness is needed to justify your posture, and how can you correct it and get a key to a young, gentle and healthy life.
Initially and most importantly, you should be a percipient of your natural posture. Determine it. Remember, a good posture is considered to stand or sit in a straight manner.
In fact, it is to poise your leg and back muscles in an apposite and rigid manner. One of the eulogized exercise to test you posture is the mirror exercise. Make sure to keep these steps in your mind. Stand in front of a full length mirror &:-
1. Make sure your head is straightened.
2. Your shoulders and hips are in leveled.
3. Your ankles should be straight.
4. Your kneecaps should be facing the front.
Now ask for favor of any of your family members or friends to have a look at you from any of your right or left side or you yourself go through a side gaze of yours:-
1. Your head must be straight instead of leaning forward or backward.
2. The floor, and your chin, both must be parallel to each other.
3. Knees must be straight.
4. Shoulders and your ears are aligned.
5. There should be a slight forward curve onto your lower back.
This short posture test can generate an awareness and consciousness in you about your posture and once going through the flaws and areas you find deviations, you can plan on working on them. The easiest and a quick remedy to engender the initiative is to be cautious while doing your work i.e. standing, sitting, walking, lying, etc.
Moreover depending upon the deviations, you can apt for treatment exercises. It will surely be parlous or an ordeal for you to maintain the new posture, but by the time this new posture will be your typical posture which will prove to be more comfy and you will start enjoying it.