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Did You Know Your Posture Plays a Significant Role in Your Health?

Man Walking With Proper PostureYour posture affects how well you move and feel. Posture has an influence on every function of your body; it can have a positive or negative impact on strength, function, performance, and overall energy.

Posture is the position of your spine, connective tissue, ligaments and muscles that support it. A healthy spine has three natural curves. Abnormal curvatures lead to postural imbalances affecting other parts of the body. For example, individuals who present with an abnormal curvature as scoliosis, often present with postural imbalances of the hips, shoulders, and scapulae.

Poor posture is a modern-day health epidemic that’s worse than you may think. When posture is out of balance, your spine is out of balance, putting unhealthy pressure upon all other structures of the body including the nervous system and organs that assist in breathing. The spine has a strong connection with the brain, spinal cord, and organ function. This connection means that poor posture and spinal health have a great affect on the entire body. Eventually, structural changes from your poor posture can lead to muscle tension, fatigue, pain, injury, and organ system dysfunction.

Consider the Following 3 Tips to Improve Your Posture NOW!

  • Stand Grounded. Place your feet about shoulder width apart with your weight distributed equally over both feet and stand up straight by contracting your core muscles. A strong core supports good posture. Keep your weight on the balls of your feet. When you rest on your heels, your tendency will be to slouch your shoulders forward. Keep your shoulders and chin back. It may feel unnatural at first, however, this will become second nature with focused attention.
  • Walk With Poise. Walking with good posture is an extension of standing with good posture. Keep your head up, shoulders back, chest out, and eyes looking straight ahead. Avoid pushing your head forward. Many people tend to look at the ground while walking which can strain your neck and shoulders. Look forward and walk with confidence!
  • Sit Up Straight.

Long-term correction requires a thorough approachincluding spinal alignment therapy to correct the position of the spinal curves, postural rehabilitation to improve muscular function for spinal support, and posture habit re-education to maintain healthy posture during daily activity.

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