Improving Spinal Posture for Tea Drinking

In addition to tea, we here at Weight Loss Teas want to address an issue that many ignore while drinking tea-that is, their posture and its connection to the rest of the body.

The spine, like traditional tent, consists of muscles, skull, tendons and nerves, and they are bound together. Muscles are responsible for supporting strength. Loss of muscles will cause degeneration. A soft and healthy waist needs strong muscles. The muscular training and flexibility training of the waist prevent the degeneration of the lumber spine. Therefore, postures of standing, walking and sleeping are important. Keep the correct postures and make it a habit, and you will never have backaches, which particularly is true for tea lovers who often sit at lengthy times and disregard their posture. Below is a list of suggestions that, Wenxiang Zhou, the dean of the department of orthopedics in Zhenxing Hospital gave:

1) Chest out and stomach in when you are walking. Do not shuffle.

Do not hunch over whenever you walk or stand, because it fatigues the muscles. Put the center of gravity at the bottom of the feet when you step out, and then touch the ground from the edge of feet to toes. Keep the center of the gravity of the body at the level of pelvis while you are walking. Chest out, and chin tucked.

2) Keep the correct sitting positions

Try to sit closer to the desk when you are working with the computer, and make sure you are closer to the screen. It prevents you from leaning forward too much and the consequent pressure on the spine. Your buttock should cover the whole chair, and let the waist stick to the back. If the chair is too deep for the buttock to cover the whole chair, you could put a cushion at the back to let the waist completely lean on the cushion. In the meantime, put both feet squarely on the ground. If you are short and the feet cannot be put on the ground squarely, you can add a small stool.

Remember never cross the legs, because this will cause the joint capsule in the hip joint, and the muscles in inner thighs to shrink, and the activity of waist and hip to decrease. The worse case is that you are not able to straighten up, and hunch over, increasing the pressure on the lumbar spine. Said Jinglun You. Even though you feel comfortable with that position, you can never last for more than 30 minutes. Set an alarm to remind yourself to exercise.

3) Do not bow to lift heavy things

You have to crouch to life the stuff as long as it is lower the level of your body. Do not bow (the angle of your back and thighs is 90) and it helps to avoid pressure on the lumbar spine. “When you bow to lift 1 kg thing, the pressure on your lumbar spine is 5 times of the weight”, said Wenxiang Zhou. “When you are lifting stuff, remember keep heavy things below the waist and light things below the shoulders”.

4) Keep balance when you are carrying a bag

Most people like carrying big bags when outside. Wenxiang Zhou suggested that the weight of a bag is less than 3 kg. Keep the body straight up when you are carrying a bag. Moreover, if the bag is too heavy, you should often switch to the other hand. Put the bag at the abdomen, not the sides of body if you are carrying a messenger bag with long belt. If you have to carry heavy things everyday, you had better use a backpack, and let the backpack stick to your spine with a balanced pressure.

5) Lean forward when you sneeze or cough

If the position is incorrect, you will get hurt even if you sneeze. It is suggested that the body lean forward when you sneeze or cough, with bend knees. It helps to relieve the pressure on the abdomen and the back.