3 Unveiling Myths About Good Vs Poor Posture

Conformation vs posture myths unveiled: Here are some major myths about good vs poor posture

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograUpdated at: May 04, 2020 20:52 IST
3 Unveiling Myths About Good Vs Poor Posture

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There is something about a correct body pose that tends to make a person look more poised, upright and confident. But while you strive to recover your posture is a worthy idea, there is a multitude of myths attached to the right and lousy position that has a possibility of harming not only your efforts to advance but your position itself. Bad posture will never show its ill-effects while you grow up as a young adult, but the harmful effects can be witnessed once you reach your middle ages. Additionally, it is also vital to try and plant your feet steadily on the ground, directly underneath your knees, which should be bent at an angle of ninety degrees.

Make an Intelligent Effort


When it comes to self-improvement, there are minimal aspects we can try that does not necessitate a mindful effort. While making a conscious effort to recover is commendable, it regrettably will not aid you with your posture. The snag with trying to mend your position consciously is that it honestly just does not work. No concern how much of an attempt you make, you will fail to recall to retain your posture as soon as you return to another task. So unless you strategize to dedicate all your brainpower to concentrate on your position, it merely does not work.

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Blame my workspace


Yes, we would all consider swapping out the office chairs for more comfortable ones, and yes, it’s irritating that your computer screen is lower than the way you like it. But just holding your work zone responsible for your bad posture is a meaningless endeavour. While there are a host of features about your desk that you can’t alter, there are some things you can do to improve it. For starters, your computer screen should be adjusted at the same level as your eyes, or else you will spend most of the day curved over. Even a minor, hardly visible hunch is capable of having aching effects on your back, so don’t undervalue the power your screen has.

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Bad posture makes me look bad

The most common myth related to the wrong or faulty position is that it only makes you look bad, but it won’t cause any harm to your overall health and well-being. One must keep in brain that this is far from the truth. Having an inappropriate posture can have longstanding effects on your body that can be very difficult to come back from. If your body is habituated to hunching for very long intervals, it can bend and twist your backbone from how it is supposed to be. This can result in a lot of pain, discomfort and stiffness. Once you reach this point, it is challenging to correct your posture. This is precisely why it is so imperative to start working on improving your stance from an early age itself, on averting future snags.

On a concluding note by debunking the posture as mentioned earlier myths, one must note that ultimately, your position should be at ease and contended, instead of being effortful.

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