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3 Tips to Perfecting Your Posture

By Virginia Laird

Have you ever been told to sit up straight? Most of us have. It probably even got on your nerves at the time. There is some wisdom behind the demand of sitting up straight. Have you ever noticed that your posture may be imperfect? It is never too late to begin correcting it. Trying to change your posture will never feel natural at the time, but your back will thank you down the road. Incorrect posture can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort although most people do not immediately realize it is their posture provoking the onset. There are several things you can do to help alter your struggling posture.

Wear Comfy Shoes

One of the worst things anyone can do is wear shoes that cause unnatural standing and walking. These will do nothing to help your posture. Although you may find you need the uncomfortable shoes from time to time, it is important to refrain from wearing them long term. Shoes that are comfortable on the feet promote a healthy and natural posture.

Commit to Shoulder Exercises

While it may sound a bit on the silly side, shoulder exercises can help your body release tension. These exercises can also help the body recognize appropriate posture. A simple shoulder shrug and shoulder rolls can help you up straighter. Your chiropractor can offer even more exercises that can help with your posture.

Get Plenty of Rest

There is nothing like a good night of sleep. It does the body and the brain good. As your body is well rested you may find it easier to stand a little taller. Have you ever noticed (on your really exhausted days) the slouch your entire body has? The more exhausted the body is, the more difficult it can be to practice the correct posture. Sleep helps the body to naturally heal. We all function much better when we are more rested.

If your posture has you screaming with back pain, let your chiropractor help you get started on a personalized plan to promote a more correct posture. With the help of your chiropractor you may be able to reduce your back pain. Posture is a highly overlooked but important aspect of your daily life. Taking good care of your posture will help you function and keep you moving at a pace you can enjoy. 

To learn more about your health and wellness, visit your local The Joint Chiropractic.

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