Looks like your mother was right when she told you to sit up straight.
There’s growing evidence that good posture contributes to a range of health benefits, from reducing back and joint pain to boosting mood. A study of 6,000 Finnish adolescents found frequent use of computers, mobile phones, videogame players and television was associated with greater rates of neck and lower-back pain because poor posture can often be caused by obesity or weak muscle tone.
Lifestyle Tips for Lifelong Good Posture!!!
— Keep your weight down – excess weight, especially around the middle, pulls on the back, weakening stomach muscles.
— Develop a regular program of exercise
–Buy good bedding – a firm mattress will support the spine and help maintain the same shape as a person with good upright posture.
— Be conscious of where you work – is your chair high enough to fit your desk? Do you need a footrest to keep pressure off your legs?
— Straighten Up and Stay Healthy!
Improving your posture
— When sitting – use a chair with firm low back support.
— When working on a computer – take a one or two minute task break every 20 minutes when you work at a computer screen.
— When sitting in the car – adjust the seat forward so your knees are higher than your hips. Put a small pillow or cushion in the small of your back.
— When sleeping – sleep on your side with your knees bent and head supported by a pillow, to make your head level with your spine.
— When bending – never twist from the waist and bend forward at the same time. To lift or reach something on the floor, bend the knees while keeping the back straight.