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Questions tagged [posture]

Questions pertaining to a position of a person's body when standing or sitting.

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Is there any medical downside of using a knee pillow when sleeping?

Is there any medical downside of using a knee pillow when sleeping? I have read many webpages that only state the upsides of using knee pillows when sleeping (e.g., https://www.tuck.com/best-knee-...
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Is there science backing the claim that walking barefoot is healthier than walking with shoes?

I keep hearing about the benefits of walking barefoot. One benefit I hear is that walking barefoot "[allows] us to synchronize with the earth’s natural electric charge" (source). This sounds like BS ...
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Can posture affect the jaw position?

How are jaw, teeth and other related part of body ( more precisely, head ) affected by bad posture? Can a bad jaw position be solved in 'nature' way, by exercise, correction of posture of neck, so ...
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our head supposedly perfectly centered?

is everyone's head supposedly perfectly centered between the shoulders? What if it seems the head is more to one side (left or right)? Does that mean something wrong with the spine? any other causes? ...
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How can I loosen tight Trapezius muscles?

I'd also appreciate ways of preventing them from becoming tight, specifically when working at the computer. Thanks!
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What should be the position of feet while sleeping?

I recently came across this post as I suffer from similar knee pain while hiking downhill or on a run. Also be certain you aren't battling other imbalances of the hips and legs. When you lay ...
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Is it possible to avoid a breast reduction surgery via exercise?

I've bumped into a few articles about women who had to take a breast reduction surgery because their large breasts were the reason of unacceptably high health issues, ranging from psychological issues ...
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Health implications of bean bag chairs

What are the health implications of using bean bag chairs regularly for multiple hours a day (such as when working in one of them with a laptop)? Can bean bag chairs be considered ergonomic under ...
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Sharp sudden pain in torso?

I've got this sharp sudden pain from my belly button towards my genitals. It feels like there is a string hooked onto my belly button and being pulled. This happens when I would sit up straight or ...
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can walking practice really cure people who walk pigeon toed?

and is this true in all cases? cause i have been pigeon toed all my life, and lately people have started commenting on it so much that it's starting to bother me. About 10 years ago when i was in high ...
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Does brace to correct posture work?

I've had bad posture (humpback) for years, and no amount of reminding myself seems to help. I'm looking into chest braces that are supposed to help. However, all the online reviews seem to come from ...
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Healthy sitting while doing computer work

What are the most important things to look out for concerning regular sitting in front of a desktop computer? Frankly, I don't know what's important and what I should prioritize. What chair should I ...
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Weight on front or back of feet

When discussing correct posture for standing still, you often hear people talk about standing on both feet and not placing all your weight on either one of them. However, beside positioning your ...
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Will standing up as much as possible help mitigate scoliosis?

Will standing up as much as possible, instead of sitting down, help mitigate scoliosis?
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What are the most common causes of death in the profession of computer programming?

Some cancers such as colorectal cancer are said to be associated with sitting too much. I spent most of the day sitting down. While I could remind myself to stand up more regularly, I was wondering ...
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Can removal of internal organs (such as in hysterectomy) affect the posture of the body or the stomach?

A friend of mine had a partial hysterectomy operation (her womb was removed but the ovaries were left in place). She has had some weight gain in her abdominal area since then. She feels that some of ...
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Optimal office chair for levator scapulae problems

I am suffering from chronical neck pain caused by tension in the right levator scapulae. It does not matter how I sit on my chair, it hurts after a few minutes. I tried chairs with a head rest and ...
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Piano bank healthy for computer work?

When playing piano on a piano bank I feel really comfortable but when I write at the computer using my old revolving chair I very quickly get tense in my back, shoulders, arms and hands, probably ...
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How can I sit ergonomically on the floor when using a low table?

I am 185cm tall and not so flexible. I sometimes have to sit for prolonged periods of time (~1 hour or more) on the floor to use a low table, e.g. to eat or use a computer. It typically hurts my legs ...
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Exercise Ball Vs. Desk Chair

There are ads and web pages that suggest using an exercise ball as a desk chair. Some are self promoting and others are not well referenced. I found mentions of possible lumbar issues related to ...
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What's the best long-term sitting posture?

The received wisdom seems to be that bending forward for prolonged periods of time is bad for the back. Fine. However, the "received wisdom" has been, for a long time now, that sitting bolt upright ...
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What are the health tradeoffs between eating while standing vs. sitting vs. in reclining position?

Is it better to stand or sit when eating? If it is better to sit, what posture should I go for?
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Why is sitting for long periods unhealthy?

Discovery called sitting "the new smoking", and while this is somewhat hyperbolic, there seems to be hard data that indicates sitting (e.g., at a desk) for long periods of time is unhealthy (1, 2). ...