What Is The Difference Between Good And Bad Posture?

The only way to effectively handle back pain is to look not where the pain is, instead of where exactly is it originating from?

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Feb 20, 2020Updated at: Feb 20, 2020
What Is The Difference Between Good And Bad Posture?

Do you ever witness yourself stooping over the screen of your computer? You may at times notice yourself standing with your hips being tilted in the forward direction and your belly sitting out? If you ask any advice to help prevent back pain, most people will tell you to sit up straight. We always tend to be very paranoid about our body posture, so is there such a thing as good or bad posture?

Below mentioned are a couple of myths attached to body postures:

You must always sit Up Straight


  • We have always been advised all our lives to sit up upright to improve posture and failing to do so we might bump into the peril of harming our spine for the rest of our lives.
  • While sitting up straight is never a bad idea, your body position is less about how we look and more about how we feel.
  • Everyone’s body type is diverse, so a one-size-fits-all posture perhaps may not aid you.
  • When it comes to how you are seated, the most significant aspect is to remain relaxed and comfortable.
  • That does not mean you can substitute sitting at your desk for spreading out on your bed all through the day, but you should not feel as though you are being restricted to a single, inflexible position.
  • You should try to evade bending your shoulders, or stooping, but eventually, the most vital facet is that you are feeling at ease.

Incorrect posture can lead to discomfort


  • Even though it surely won’t facilitate, bad posture has to bear all the blame and is held culprit for a lot more pain than it is known to cause.
  • More often than not, bad posture is a result of aches somewhere else in the body.
  • Comprehend about how stressed and curved your shoulders tend to get on a chilly freezing day.
  • A lot of this strain will manifest itself in your back, and while that may be where all the agony is, it’s not where the problem is.
  • The same can be said for a lot of other parts of the body.
  • Aching in your feet will surely impact the way you walk and stand, which in turn will disturb your entire posture, and could lead to an aching back.
  • Hip pain could result in you to spend a lot of time sloping over to one side, which will cause back pain.

Sit Still

  • Your body posture is not the sort of thing that we can improve or modify in a day.
  • Like so much of our bodily health, either good or bad posture is something that advances slowly over time.
  • Hence, many people feel as though compelling their body to stay in the position that they witness to be the “perfect posture” will, over time, recover theirs.
  • A lot of the discomfort and difficulties that we tend to link with faulty postures, such as rigidity, tend to happen because we fail to move around enough.
  • Anybody part that is considered to stay motionless for long intervals will become gradually inflexible, and the back is no different.
  • Instead what you should be doing is moving around more coupled with more of physical activity.
  • Whether that’s swapping seats every so often or going for a short walk, your back requires to move, just like the rest of you.

(Inputs by Mr Sailendra S Raane, Director- Fitness Division, RESET- Holistic Living Concepts)

Read more articles on Mind & Body