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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Good Posture (Overview)

In the second and third trimesters, your baby's growth may add pressure to your uterus and pelvis. Your elevated estrogen levels also cause your ligaments to loosen. This can lead to cramps and back pain. To keep back pain to a minimum, notice the ways you sit, stand, and move, and see if there are ways to lessen the burden on your back.


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How can you achieve good posture?

How can you achieve good posture?

Constant practice.: Use an ergonomic chair (avoid static posture, the key is to change postures to avoid loads on 1 tissue). Get out of the chair (at least every 50 minutes-stand from the chair and maintained a relaxed standing posture for 10-20 sec). Stretch your chest muscles and strengthen your upper back muscles. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
11 doctors shared insights

Good Posture (Overview)

In the second and third trimesters, your baby's growth may add pressure to your uterus and pelvis. Your elevated estrogen levels also cause your ligaments to loosen. This can lead to cramps and back pain. To keep back pain to a minimum, notice the ways you sit, stand, and move, and see if there are ways to lessen the burden on your back.


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What are the exact exercises for good posture?

What are the exact exercises for good posture?

Posture exercise: First try standing with your back firm against the wall. Place a book on your head for balance. Also, when sitting (the most likely cause of bad posture), straighten your shoulder and tilt your head while firming your stomach. ...Read more

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Feeling Good (Checklist)

Aim for six to eight hours of sleep daily
daily
Eat fruits and veggies, and less processed, and junk food
once
Try stretching, relaxation exercises, and yoga at night to unwind
daily
Engage in safe, pleasant, recreational activities
weekly
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What's the benefit of good posture on the back?

What's the benefit of good posture on the back?

See below: Proper posture will reduce stress on the joints and discs of the neck and back. Poor poture over long period of time can accelerate the arthritic process of spine. ...Read more

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Does practicing good posture helps the deformity?

Need more info: Thank you for the question. Posture is important to both correct and avoid specific postural and functional deformities. However, without more infornation, its difficult to say what would benefit you specifically. Please let us know about your deformity to help define it better. Thank you! ...Read more

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How does good posture affect someone's overall health?

How does good posture affect someone's overall health?

See below: Proper posture will reduce stress on the joints and discs of the neck and back. Poor poture over long period of time can accelerate the arthritic process of spine. ...Read more

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How do I get good posture and how can I know if I have good posture?

Attetion to position: Look at your self in a mirror, front on and from the side. See if you look straifht up and down. Are you shoulders even? From the side, does you head rest infront of your body, do your shoulders round forward? If so stand up straight, head and shoulders slifhtly pulled back. Is your low back swayed? See a physical therapist for more assistance. ...Read more

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What do I do to remember to have good posture?

What do I do to remember to have good posture?

Balancing act: A good way to keep good posture is to imagine you have to balance a book on the top of your head while walking or sitting (practice with an actual book might help!) ...Read more

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For good posture, how high should our head be?

No known standard: Just high enough for your girlfriend to look up, not down (seriously, there is no uniform standard). ...Read more

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What do I do to remember to keep a good posture?

What do I do to remember to keep a good posture?

Practice: Use an ergonomic chair, avoid static posture; the key is to change postures to avoid loads on one single tissue. Get out of the chair (at least every 50 minutes-stand from the chair and maintained a relaxed standing posture for 10-20 sec). Put a note on your desk to remind you about keeping good posture. ...Read more

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How can I train myself to sleep on my back for good posture?

How can I train myself to sleep on my back for good posture?

Tough!: Best bet is to have appropriate mattress (get fitted at a sleep center), and avoid pillows. Rather, use a "neck roll" or rolled hand towel to support your neck while sleeping. I like to "cradle" my head with two pillows on either side, but sleeping on my back increases my apnea, so I am obilgated to stay off it while sleeping--so be extra cautious if you have high blood pressure or snore heavily! ...Read more

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When i try and straighten up and i don't have good posture - my shoulder blades stick out! i find it irritating. Any suggestions?

When i try and straighten up and i don't have good posture - my shoulder blades stick out! i find it irritating. Any suggestions?

Spine nerve irritate: Bad posture leads to muscle tightness. If the muscles between the shoulder blades are very tight, it will make them stick out. You may also have neck nerve irritation problems leading to chronic spasm and tightness of muscles in those areas. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Why does maintaining good posture hurt my back?

Why does maintaining good posture hurt my back?

Because of weakness: of the muscles mainly. U probably have had a bad posture all your life and now when you are trying to improve it, The muscles on the affected side will need to be strengthened, so as to be able to maintain the Correct posture. So early on for several weeks, till the muscles get stronger, you will experience some discomfort and pain. Secret of Success is to continue and do not stop exercises. GL. ...Read more

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How can I practice good posture and remember to sit straight?

Practice: Use an ergonomic chair, avoid static posture; the key is to change postures to avoid loads on one single tissue. Get out of the chair (at least every 50 minutes-stand from the chair and maintained a relaxed standing posture for 10-20 sec). Put a note on your desk to remind you about keeping good posture. ...Read more

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If I have a misaligned atlas can just good posture fix it eventually? If not what are some ways that could bring resolution to this problem?

Unlikely diagnosis: Have you had an MRI? What made you arrive at that diagnosis? I doubt that is the issue and no, posture will not resolve spinal issues such as that. ...Read more

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How does good posture help with neck pain?

 How does good posture help with neck pain?

See below: Without a history of trauma, neck and shoulder pain can be caused by poor posture, a bad disc in the spine, or an irritated nerve in the neck. Try placing a lumbar support behind your lower back when sitting to help straighten your shoulders. ...Read more

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Good posture promotes strong core muscles. Or is it vice versa?

Both : It's a two-way street. Strong core results in better posture. Better posture results in a stronger core. ...Read more

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Is there a preferred way to have a good posture without having the discomfort of squishing your vagina?

Is there a preferred way to have a good posture without having the discomfort of squishing your vagina?

Practice being tall: Good posture is the curve of your spine and the position of your shoulders and chest enhanced by deep breath control.. You do not need to squish your body parts, abdomen, or buttocks. The position of your foot arch and toes in your shoes will control your hips. Try walking toward a long mirror to practice your best posture. ...Read more

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Why do i have difficulty breathing when i try to sit or stand straight. I am someone who doesnt have good posture... i slough alot and im only 13.

Why do i have difficulty breathing when i try to sit or stand straight. I am someone who doesnt have good posture... i slough alot and im only 13.

Sorry...: HealthTap doctors are asked not to answer questions from individuals under 16 (you identified yourself as 13). Perhaps ask an adult to relay your question, and ask again. ...Read more

Posture (Definition)

Posture is the position of your body, or ...Read more