‘Sit up straight’ is something almost everyone hears as a child. But there’s much more to sitting up straight than simply looking interested and alert; posture affects how the body works from head to toe. Maintaining good posture promotes a neutral spine which makes the body move more efficiently and allows the internal organs to function correctly. Promoting a healthier body on the inside, which radiates on the outside, posture has a lot to answer for. But with such busy, technology-heavy lives, maintaining good posture is often easier said than done. And no-one knows this more than NeckStar.
The spinal and neck pain expert, which has created one of the simplest but most effective devices for easing neck pain on the go, has offered advice for improving posture to ensure the population keeps in good health.
Keeping an eye on breathing can really help relieve pressure on the spine, and as a result, ensure it is kept straight. Breathing slowly through the nose and out through the mouth will decrease stress levels which loosens up the back and relaxes the back.
Mario P, CEO of NeckStar, said, “Bad posture has never been a bigger issue than it is now. Sedentary lives where we slouch in chairs, haunch over keyboards, and walk with our heads down looking at mobile phone screens has really taken its toll on the population. As a result, we often find ourselves with aches and pains at the end of the day.”
Many people put their entire weight on the soles on their feet but for good posture the balls of the feet need to be firmly placed on the floor. Practicing a full foot walk – from heel to toe – will keep the back aligned much more than flat walking – where the whole foot is placed on the floor in one fell swoop. It’s also advised that, where possible, shoes are foregone in favour of a barefoot walk. Helping to build up the muscles in the feet that are the basis for your posture and quality of movement, it’s been proven that strong and aligned feet equate to a strong and aligned body.
Keeping the body moving is also key to good posture. Sitting in one position for long periods of time encourages the body to slouch as the day wears on, while not keeping weight on the while of the foot when walking also encourages a more slouched stance.
NeckStar is the innovative gadget that relieves aches and pains in the neck and back. Fully portable, the NeckStar device can be used anywhere to help relieve the niggles associated with bad posture.
To find out more about the NeckStar headrest, or to purchase online, visit the website: www.neckstar.com