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3 Signs Your Posture is Failing You

By Genevieve Cunningham

We’ve all been told from the time that we were very young that posture is something to make a priority. Not only does it physically change our appearance, but it can change the way that we feel about ourselves mentally and emotionally as well. Poor posture can also bring about pain and tension in the back and neck. Unless your posture is really terrible, you probably think that you’re OK. But, is your posture as great as you think it is? Or could it use a little work? Take a look at these three signs that your posture is failing you, followed by some tips for getting it where it needs to be.

Your Shoulders Fall Forward

Your shoulders should be relaxed, but they shouldn’t fall forward. You’ll want to work on dropping the shoulders into a constantly relaxed state, but also keeping them back, with your chest out and proud. If you notice that your shoulders slump forward too often, you might double-check your overall posture to see if it needs a little work.

Your Texting Habits are Non-Stop

It might sound like a strange sign of poor posture, but your technology habits actually say a lot about the way you hold and carry yourself. Those who text constantly tend to stand and sit with their necks bent forward and their shoulders slumped. If you catch yourself texting (or playing on various technology) for hours in a day, it could be a sign that your posture needs some serious work.

Your Chin Pokes Forward

If you’ve ever seen your profile and noticed that your chin seems to be far forward, you’re probably seriously slouching. A chin that is jutted forward almost always comes with a rounded upper back. This is also known as a hunchback, and over time, it can do serious damage to your body and health as a whole.

Tips for Improving Posture

If you are ready to improve your posture for good, there are a few steps that you can take. First, taking notice is a great step. Once we remember to actually stop and think about the way we are sitting or standing, it can remind us to simply stand up straight. You can also incorporate back and abdominal exercises into your routine in order to strengthen the muscles needed for good posture.

Another great method is to add chiropractic care. Chiropractors may be able to keep your spine properly aligned, which might alleviate pain and keep you more comfortable. This can make improving your posture easier and less painful. The chiropractor may also give you some advice for your specific posture. If you want to try this method, visit with chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever with walk-in visits and an affordable pricing plan. Improve your posture and boost your overall health with a quick trip to The Joint as soon as today.

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