by Amber White

ChiroHealthUSA Social Media Specialist

Ever wonder why good posture is promoted so heavily by healthcare professionals?  Correct posture plays a significant role in balance. When you stand upright, your weight should be centered over your feet. When you stand up straight, the alignment of all your body parts is supported by the right amount of muscle tension against gravity. This alignment helps you maintain proper form when exercising, walking up and down stairs, lifting packages, etc., resulting in fewer injuries.

Chiropractors specialize in ensuring you have proper posture which leads to better overall health. Chiropractic helps assist the body, not only through manual manipulations, but with recommendations on how to maintain correct posture during physical activities and exercises by strengthening core postural muscles. These recommendations help reduce the risk of injury and correct bad habits that have worsened over the years.

There are steps you can take to improve your own posture.

•    Eliminate hunching over for long periods. 
•    Stand with your back straight and your weight evenly distributed over your feet.
•    Sit with your back straight with your knees and hips level to the floor.
•    Keep your arms at your sides with your elbows even.
•    Brace your abdominal muscles.
•    Wear flat, well-fitting shoes.
•    Evenly distribute the weight of heavy bags.
•    Spend less time sitting.

Here are the reasons to pay more attention to maintaining good posture.

•    Reduces lower back pain
•    Reduces tension in neck and shoulders
•    Improves breathing
•    Improves digestion and blood flow
•    Strengthens your core
•    Increases energy levels
•    Increases self-confidence

With a little practice, you’ll be standing and sitting tall in no time. Do you need additional help in achieving a neutral spine? Ask for assistance from your local chiropractor today.  


You may also like...

Foods for better bone health There are some key nutrients that promote healthy bones. Of course calcium and vitamin D are instrumental in this. Calcium plays an important role in keeping your bones and teeth strong, while vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium and assists with...
Your greatest accessory could be your worst enemy The average woman owns seven handbags. How many do you own, and are any of them oversized or overloaded? It’s common that a woman’s purse carry the whole kit, and you can frequently find a large wallet, makeup, snacks for kids, sunglasses...
Three Conditions that Improve with Chiropractic Care by Amber WhiteChiroHealthUSA Social Media SpecialistThink chiropractors treat only back and neck pain? Guess again!  For years, chiropractors have been treating patients with various aches and pains throughout the body.  Chiropractic follows the phil...
How chiropractic care can help you experience full body well... Chiropractic care involves hands-on manual manipulation of the spine, from the lower back to the head and neck. Chiropractic care is effective because it works to align the body so back pain and other conditions can be relieved in a way that’s drug-f...

Pin It on Pinterest