The time is come to say goodbye to summer and get back to school. Whether your kids are going off to kindergarten or college, you have to get them prepared with backpacks, books, and supplies. As exciting as this time can be, heavy backpacks paired with bad posture can cause damage to your kid's spine. Here are our tips to keep you and your family healthy.
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.
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: