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Not only Hypertension, we will discuss hidden cause of  Irregular Brain blood flow, mental fatigue, stroke, heart attack, laziness, lack of creativity….list is long 🙂

Body Posture
Body Posture

I work for IT company. Some 300 odd colleagues in my location sit for 12 hrs or more. If I take glimpse of my work area, I find 75% and more of co-workers sitting in worse possible sitting position.

Things don’t stop at work area. Observe on road. You will find many riding vehicle in bad posture.

Go one step further. Prime time TV addicts in households – again worse posture.

Wrong posture
Wrong posture

No wonder, bad posture is the hidden cause of Blood pressure and hypertension.

Reflex
Reflex

Sinuses are of various types. A wide channel containing blood; does not have the coating of an ordinary blood vessel is one type of sinus. The carotid sinus is a dilated area in the bifurcation of the common carotid at the level of the superior border of thyroid cartilage. The carotid sinus is sensitive to pressure changes in the arterial blood at this level. The carotid sinus contains numerous baroreceptors which function as a “sampling area” for many homeostatic mechanisms for maintaining blood pressure.

In short, this area of body maintains blood pressure. This area is situated head and neck. The position in which you hold your body plays a major role in maintaining your blood pressure. Good posture could help keep blood pressure levels normal while bad posture could increase it. Posture is the position in which a body is held upright against gravity while standing, sitting or lying down. And good posture involves training a body to stand, walk, sit and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and spine during movement or weight-bearing activities.

New age service sectors fetched dollar salaries for young Indians. As a side effects, we also invited life-style diseases. High Blood Pressure now very common in 30-some professionals. Hours spent hunched over a computer raise blood pressure. Hours spent with bad posture raise it severely. Great dollar effect! Face it. Realize this: We go to our desk job each day, sit with a poor posture for nine hours, deadlines looming and have clients or a red faced boss breathing down our neck. Inevitably we end up stressed with tight neck muscles and after many years, blood pressure through the roof.

Action items:

• Take small breaks if your job demands continuous work on computer/desk after every 30 mins
• Do head and neck exercises daily.
• Do Surya namaskar daily
• During break, do deep breathing
• Maintain correct posture. ZERO TOLERANCE.
• Adjust and correct chair height and position by trial and error.

Minding your posture is about more than just looking pretty/handsome! So, look after your posture. There are more benefits to a healthy spine than you might expect!

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