We are accustomed to associating facial aging with excess weight, thinning skin, poor ecology, and the negative influence of decorative cosmetics, but often the reason for the early appearance of wrinkles and ptosis is poor posture.
Posture is the usual posture of a person, which he takes in a standing position with his heels brought together. Normally, in this position, the spinal column has two moderate bends in the neck and in the lower back, however, you can often notice too much arching of the back up to the formation of a hump in the cervical spine, as well as asymmetry of the right and left half of the body.
Being in the correct position, our body provides minimal stress on the joints, does not allow internal organs, vertebrae and cartilage to move, helps to ensure balance and good coordination of movements. Unfortunately, poor posture is very common even among young people and children. The cause of curvature of posture are diseases of the musculoskeletal system, heredity, as well as the habit of stooping, stooping, pulling the head into the shoulders.
Poor posture affects not only appearance but also the health of the respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, and nervous systems.
The condition of the spine directly affects the appearance of the face and neck.
Consequences of curvature of posture:
1. Curvatures of the cervical spine lead to constant muscle spasms and clamping of blood vessels going to the brain. The consequence of a lack of blood supply is constant fatigue, headaches, the appearance of bags under the eyes. People with chronic circulatory problems look worse than their peers, seem older, tired, dull.
2. Muscle spasms lead to a deterioration in tone, therefore, the face and neck are early covered with wrinkles, the eye arches “fall through”, flews and folds appear.
3. A constant pathological tilt of the head forward leads to the formation of a double chin.
4. The tension of the muscles of the neck and the back of the head is transmitted to the facial and eye muscles, as a result of which the person constantly squints, frowns.
5. The tension of the muscles of the shoulder girdle leads to the formation of the withers on the neck and “rings of Venus”.
6. The difference in tone in the left and right side of the body can lead to pronounced asymmetry of the face. All these changes can occur at a young age if a person has a pathological posture and does not try to improve it.
Signs of curvature of posture:
1. Normally, a person, when placed with his back to the wall, should touch it with the back of his head, shoulder blades, buttocks and heels. The cervical and lumbar spine should not be pressed against the wall, the palm should freely pass between them.
2. When the head is tilted forward, normally a person should freely touch his chest with his chin, without opening his mouth. The impossibility of performing this action indicates a deformation of the cervical spine.
3. Clenched in the fists of the lowered hands, the pencils should be pointed clearly forward. If the tips of the pencils look to the sides, this indicates a curvature of the spinal column.
4. Normally, the earlobe and shoulder are on the same axis. A forward shift of the ear indicates too much curvature in the cervical region.
Posture disorders can be corrected if special exercises are performed daily . In order to choose the optimal complex for yourself, it is better to turn to professional trainers. Simple complexes can also be found on the Internet and performed daily.The subscription will allow you to save up to 20% of the cost of services ordered separately.
The rules for maintaining good posture:
1. Minimize the presence of gadgets. It is better to raise any screen to eye level so as not to bend your neck forward.
2. Wear comfortable shoes with low heels.
3. Choose an orthopedic mattress and pillow for sleeping.
4. During the working day, take breaks to do gymnastics or take a short walk.
5. In your free time, give preference to active entertainment, cycling, walking.
6. Find time for yoga, pilates, swimming.