Why You Should Improve Your Posture
By Sara Butler
Do you ever wonder why posture is so important to your chiropractor? Well, that’s because your posture is a key part of your overall health, something your chiropractor is well aware of. Good posture can be the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle, but if you’re not yet convinced here are a few reasons why you should take steps to improve your posture.
Prevent Strain on Your Body
If your back is not in alignment it will place stress and strain on other places, and that strain has an impact on the function of your nerves and the signals they send to your entire body. When you practice good posture you are helping your nerves to function optimally and reducing the strain put on other parts of your body by things not quite lining up as they should.
It Makes You Look Good
It’s not vain to want to look your best, and good posture will help you to look better too! When you stand tall and straight you not only look better, you also look more confident to the world. Next time you go in for a big job interview or a give a presentation at work, practicing good posture will give other people a good impression of you and probably help you to feel better too.
It’s Good for Relieving Back Pain
When you practice good posture you are putting less strain on your joints. When the pressure is taken off it can make a world of difference for joint pain, including back pain. Poor posture can often inflame arthritis if you have it and cause abnormal wear and tear of the joints – so good posture is good for you now and in the future, helping to prevent any ill effects of arthritis or even curbing the development of it!
It Builds Strong Muscles and Ligaments
If you sit in a posture that isn’t natural for your body your muscles don’t do the work they should be doing. Some may not be utilized to their fullest extent while others might be utilized too much, causing muscle imbalances that can lead to pain. Your ligaments also benefit from good posture because they don’t have to work as hard to hold joints together in an improper alignment.
Good posture has many benefits, and it’s something that is easy to fix. If you’re unsure about your posture talk to your chiropractor about it during your next adjustment at The Joint Chiropractic.