Correct your spine and improve your posture to help you sleep better and improve overall health, according to a study published in the American Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery.
The study, led by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and the University at Albany, found that the most effective posture correction was to correct your midline and lower back.
The researchers measured the impact of three different poses, including seated, standing, and standing alone, on patients’ spine curvatures.
The patients were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups: sitting, standing alone or sitting and standing.
The results showed that the posture correction improved posture stability and stability of the spine.
“The patients were more comfortable and had improved posture over the course of treatment.
In addition, we found that they were able to achieve a greater degree of improvement in their overall posture than the other two treatment groups,” said Dr. Jeffrey Krammer, an orthopedic surgeon at the University At Albany and lead author of the study.
The findings may help explain why sitting or standing alone is more effective than sitting and seated alone, said Dr.-elect Robert Fisk, a professor of orthopaedics and head of the Department of Anatomy at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID).
“The posture correction is a combination of sitting and sitting and walking,” he said.
“When you sit down, you may be putting pressure on your shoulders and your neck and that may cause a problem.
The posture correction helps you control your posture, and you can relax and have a better night’s sleep.”
Correcting your spine is not as simple as adding a chair.
Dr. Kramner said the best way to correct the posture is by moving a variety of things throughout the day, including your body, your hands, and your face.
“These include: breathing exercises, stretching exercises, using your hands to move your body from your body position to your feet position, changing your posture with your face, using a different posture to make up for your posture,” he explained.
For patients with chronic back pain, Dr. Fisk recommended that the patients try a variety from a few exercises to help improve posture.
The research was supported by the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
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