In the past two years, I don’t know where this trend has arisen. Whether in the rehabilitation or fitness fields, there is a so-called saying of “maintaining the standard posture of the body”.
You may hear more and more people saying, hunchback, chest, round shoulder and other improper body postures, if not corrected by [posture control training], what will happen…
So, is it necessary to correct the improper body posture?
Dr. Clove tells you that the answer is not simple [yes] or [no], at least you need to clarify your purpose first.
If it is to become beautiful and thin…
Humpback, bent down, chest, round shoulder… Many people’s bad postures are really ugly. It must be better to look straight than crooked, but… no matter how straight I am, I still can’t compare with Fan Bingbing standing crooked, can I?
If the bad posture [crooked] is obvious, it is really possible to consider [posture control training] to correct it.
Moreover, compared with what who doesn’t do anything, watching TV on the sofa all day [Ge You is paralyzed] and leaning against the head of the bed to brush your mobile phone, this kind of training can help you increase your exercise, and it is safer than some yoga that deliberately emphasizes the extreme movements of your body, and you can still do it.
However, there is a premise that you have to evaluate the cost performance of this training yourself. After all, the corresponding courses on the market are generally not cheap.
If you want to achieve the shaping and body beautifying effect of what’s thin waist and legs…
Ha ha, that’s still free, don’t be fooled. Legend has it that after correcting bad posture, thighs and calves will become thinner, people will become thinner, and there are excessive commercial propaganda behaviors in it.
If it is for the sake of health…
Many people who advocate the concept of [posture correction] are saying [what will happen if the posture is abnormal for a long time (various diseases)].
In fact, the impact of bad posture on health is far less serious.
For example, the proportion of women with slight scoliosis is still quite high. [Scoliosis] Simply put, the spine is not straight from the back. However, these people basically have no clinical manifestations.
For example, there is also a common [pelvic tilt forward] problem, and most of the time there are no clinical symptoms.
The reason is very simple, the body is smart, the body has a powerful [compensatory function].
All postures of the body will be convenient and comfortable for our daily activities. Even if the body is in a so-called [abnormal posture], the posture is slightly deviated, and most of the time it can gradually establish a new body balance by itself, and it is not prone to clinical symptoms.
In other words, it is not emphasized that health is only considered if one must always maintain or correct to absolute [standard posture].
If you want to treat or prevent neck, shoulder, waist and leg pain…
Bad posture is indeed an important cause of neck, shoulder, waist and leg pain.
For example, working at desk for a long time, modern people bend their heads too much to play with mobile phones, are used to curling up in sofas, and sleep with pillows too high and too low.
Therefore, in the clinical treatment of neck, shoulder, lumbago and leg pain, we attach great importance to [preventing bad posture in advance]. In fact, posture control training is also an important content in the exercise treatment of these diseases.
However, the clinical posture control training and bad posture correction requirements are different from the posture correction mentioned by fitness coaches.
Clinically, it is more emphasized that these posture controls should be used in all aspects of daily life, not just during a short period of training in the gym. Moreover, this kind of training is not as effective as fitness coaches claim, and the training cost is often not cheap.
However, we have more effective and lower-cost sports training methods, such as some simple core muscle group training and some more interesting sports methods.
Therefore, it is not necessary to treat or prevent physical pain by correcting posture.
Forcible correction may damage the body.
For each individual, posture control and correction need specific analysis, and by no means everyone is required by the same standard.
For example, [pelvic tilt], which is characterized by increased lumbar lordosis, is a common abnormal posture. Whether it needs to be corrected or not may vary completely from person to person.
- A 60-to 70-year-old person, already some hunchback and lower limb flexion hip flexion knee, his pelvis forward does not have any need to correct. A child, because the pelvis forward leads to lumbar lordosis increase or hunchback, that must of course be solved.
Individualized analysis of whether [abnormal posture] is primary or secondary is also needed.
[Pelvic anteversion] The reason may be that sitting in the sofa for a long time, the tension of hip flexion muscle group is too high or even contracture, which is the primary factor. It may also be due to instability of ankle joint or knee joint, and secondary pelvic anteversion occurs in hip flexion and knee flexion gait.
Without accurate motion analysis, just forcibly correcting the so-called [abnormal posture] may destroy the existing posture formed by body compensation and cause greater damage to the body.