The contemporary world is both dynamic and demanding, making us work round the clock. That’s where we often suffer from health issues that are seemingly minor like backache, neck pain, and stiffness.
Do you know 50% of all working adults report having back pain?  Around 3 to 6 % suffer from carpel tunnel syndrome in the world.
According to the Global Burden of Disease, low back and neck pain remain the leading cause of years lived with disability (YLD) and the fourth leading cause of disability-adjusted life years. Does it seem normal?
In this daily life routine, we are not only dealing with mental & food stress but also musculoskeletal stress that comes from the wrong alignment.
Be it in the office or at home, how many of us sit, walk, or stand straight? How many of us take care of our neck, shoulders, and wrists while working at the workstation? How many of us take care of our back & knee while doing household chores.
How about working our way out with small steps of correcting our posture and keep our structural anatomy stay balanced and function smoothly. Dr. Deepak Sachdeva, founder of Dr. Deepak Sachdeva’s Medical Yoga in New Delhi will unearth the hidden potential of our body to stay fit by consciously balancing our anatomy through correct posture.

Dr Deepak Sachdeva is an adept and seasoned medical yoga practitioner who has been recognized for his contribution and achievements in the treatment and prevention of various lifestyle diseases and averted several surgeries through Yoga. Besides being awarded and honored by several organizations and dignitaries, he has been recently felicitated for his work by the President of India Dr. Ram Nath Kovind.

hmy: What is Human Body Ergonomics & why it is so important?
Dr Deepak: Ergonomics is designing a job in such a way that it fits well with the doer by providing a safer workplace and increasing his efficiency. Implementing ergonomic solutions make employees more comfortable and increase productivity.

Ergonomics is important because when you’re at work, your body is doing repeated movements and your musculoskeletal system is affected. Body may develop symptoms such as fatigue, discomfort, neck pain, back pain, slip disc etc.

hmy: What are the effects of bad posture in the long run?
Dr Deepak: Bad posture adversely affects our system in the long run where people suffer from health issues owing to:
  1. Poor Circulation
  2. Poor digestion
  3. Impaired lung function
  4. Constricted nerves
  5. Misaligned spine
  6. Acidity
  7. Dehydrated spinal discs
  8. Pain in one knee joint
  9. Vertigo
  10. Reduced sleep
  11. Increased stress
Moreover, people also lack confidence, courage, and risk-taking capacity due to long-term illness.

hmy: Does our body mechanism guard against injuries?
Dr Deepak: Yes, our body mechanism is always there to guard us against injuries provided we fulfill our responsibility towards it by giving it favorable conditions to heal itself faster and restore it's natural behavior.
hmy: How people with a sedentary lifestyle work towards attaining the right posture?
Dr Deepak: Awareness!
Yes, awareness, you can put it into the Muscle memory.
Props like a shoulder strap can be used to improve your awareness and train the muscles.

hmy: Can mere back pain & neck pain lead to depression?
Dr Deepak: Yes! if it's chronic or disabling.
If the chest is sinking-in or shoulders are rounded then also the neck or back pain takes a longer time to recover. Feeling low is usually associated with reduced confidence, courage, and risk-taking capacity.