As a chiropractic patient, you are probably aware of the importance of maintaining proper posture, whether you are seated or standing. Good posture helps us to sit, stand, walk, and lie in positions that put the least strain on supporting ligaments and muscles. Proper posture helps bones and joints to be in correct alignment, which decreases the wear on joint surfaces, helps prevent muscle strain and back pain, and reduces the stress put on ligaments, allowing muscles to work more efficiently. With proper posture, you will reduce your risk of back pain and injury.
Posture is vital to your overall health, but it can be tough to correct poor posture because the muscles that create your posture cannot be contracted consciously. That typically leaves people wondering what they can do to correct their posture. Here are 5 tips I've given to patients over the years:
You probably spent a good deal of your childhood being lectured about standing and sitting up straight. Well you may have just thought it was a matter proper manners, your posture is actually important for your spinal health. Having proper posture actually will help you to age in better health. So here are my top 3 tips to help you improve your posture: