Working from home can damage your spine, but a good posture can help correct it.

When working from home, we throw out all the concepts in the office. It’s easy to get yourself down a slope - literally and figuratively. But in quarantine (especially quarantine), it is important to take care of your body, and asana plays a big role in physical health. So why is it so easy to sit tight and straight?

To explain this, we need to understand what currency is in the first place. Asana usually refers to how you hold your body. A good posture is sometimes called the "neutral spine", which is considered the most comfortable position to put minimal stress on your body when you are standing, sitting or sleeping.

To achieve a neutral spine, your head, shoulders, and hips should be vertical when viewed from all sides. There should be three natural curves to your spine: the slightly inner curve of the neck, the upper back slowly outward and the lower back smoothly curved.

All of your skeletal muscles are attached to the posture, but the most important is to stabilize the muscles around your abdomen, pelvis, and back. When those muscles are good and strong, it is much easier to maintain good posture. But slouching can weaken those muscles and strengthen others, making it difficult to stand up for long. Then, when it comes to adjusting your posture, it feels like you are exercising because you are trying to rebuild the muscles that you have neglected.

"Your body and your muscles are like mud: whatever you put them in, they shrink," says Rudy Gehrman, CEO of Chiropractor and Physio Logic, a New York City-based physical health center. "If you press a certain direction on the tree, it will grow in that direction." So as soon as we lean on our laptop, our muscles fit into that shape. And this bad posture is more than a bad habit - it can have real physical consequences.

If you remember your high school biology lessons, you will remember that your spinal cord is part of your central nervous system. It is the neuronal pathway that connects your body with your brain. Bad posture regulates the spine and adds unnecessary stress, which can lead to the accumulation of subtle injuries that can affect a person's health and mood. For example, research has prolonged poor posture with ankle injuries or athletic injuries such as pulling muscles and hamstrings, and even slow recovery times from those injuries. However, even if you are sitting on your couch at home, bad posture can hurt you. According to a 2013 study, poor, front-tilt head posture exacerbated pre-existing pain and was associated with greater physician visits.

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