Questions tagged [posture]

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

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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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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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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 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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What neck damage might be caused by general usage of flappies?

Preface 1: This question is about flappies → flipflops/sandals/clogs and other similar footwear that is flat and that probably was made of a foamy-plastic liquid that have become solidified but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...