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Your posture is crucial not only for your health, but also for your emotional well-being. Having a good posture can reduce fatigue, boost your mood and even protect against depression. But some small mistakes we make in everyday life can negatively affect the way we carry ourselves. For you, we’ve put together some seemingly innocent daily habits that disrupt your posture and hurt your muscles.

Here’s the 8 habits that disrupts your posture;

1. Working on a laptop

While it’s easy to work with your laptop from anywhere, constantly leaning over and looking at the screen can tire your muscles and eventually lead to poor posture.

Even according to a study, constantly looking at the screen can push your muscles as hard as putting a 60-pound weight on your neck.

2. Cross strap bag fitting

Wearing a bag that’s not balanced on your body is one of the worst things you can do for your posture. While it may be tempting to choose the largest bag, the heavier the bag, the greater the problems that can cause for your spine.

If you carry your bag on one shoulder and the weight is not evenly distributed, it can cause neck and shoulder injuries, poor posture and even headaches.

3. Squeezing the phone between the ear and the neck

Sitting at your office desk for hours at a time can disrupt your posture, but just the way you sit won’t disrupt your spine. At the same time, holding your phone between your shoulder and ear during work can make it easier to use the keyboard, but eventually it damages your back.

Your neck and shoulders are not intended to hold this position for long periods of time, and this habit can affect your posture by straining the muscles at the top of your back.

4. Adding milk to coffee

While milk and other dairy products are considered part of a healthy diet, these foods can cause inflammation and worsen existing back pain, which can affect your posture. Caffeine can also create an environment for low back pain and even cause chronic back pain.

5. Constantly ironing

Ironing causes you to lean over the ironing board, which can worsen your posture. If you iron frequently, you can use a corset that will allow you to stand upright. Also place a roll towel behind you to prevent humping.

6. Using heavy quilts and blankets

Sleeping under a large, fluffy and heavy duvet can make you feel comfortable. But picking it up and arranging it when you’re picking up the bed requires you to bend over and use your muscles. So opt for lighter quilts and blankets to avoid back pain.

7. Playing tennis

Playing tennis regularly can make your muscles ache. When you constantly move your hand back and forth, it puts pressure on the joints in the spine, causing your back to ache. To avoid tennis injuries, wear shoes with shock absorption. Make sure you’re nervous before and after the game.

8. Use glasses

Wearing the wrong glasses can cause your neck to ache, which can affect your posture. When you tilt your head back to look at the bottom of your glasses, it stretches the muscles in your neck, causing tension. To avoid pain, make sure your head doesn’t get too close to the screen and take regular breaks to yawn or wander.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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