How’s Your Posture?

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Improve Posture

Think about how much time you spend sitting all day in a chair, leaning forward to read your computer, laptop, or tablet, and staring down at your phone. You’re probably in a hunched over or twisted position more often than you’d think.

Since your posture can ultimately affect your quality of life, you should focus on correcting it. Poor posture leads to spine misalignment, which can affect your health, your mood, and your overall well-being.

In addition, poor posture can cause headaches, neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, and even pain in your arms or legs. This is because you are constantly mis-aligning your body. Improve posture to avoid more of these aches and pains. So, what can be done?

First of all, be aware of how you sit and stand as you go throughout your day.

Posture Check

6 times that you should perform a posture check:
  1. Sitting at work
  2. While on your phone or a tablet
  3. Standing
  4. Crossing your legs
  5. Driving
  6. Sleeping

When you go throughout your day, notice how you are holding your body and try to correct it. Make sure your spine is straight, with your shoulders relaxed and back. Keep your head facing forward in a neutral position, not tilted up or down.

Exercises

Simple exercises to make improvements:
Simple daily stretches to improve posture

Daily stretches to add to your routine

The longer we continue poor habits of sitting, standing, or hunching over, our bodies will correct to these misaligned positions. If you spend all day hunching over with your neck lurching forward, your spine will eventually adjust to that position as its new normal. Poor posture can lead to neck and back pain as well as other injuries.

Schedule a free consultation today! We can help you to adjust your posture and properly realign your body for better long term health.

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