Keep Your Posture in Mind While Working From Home
By Stephen R. Farris
If you work from home (WFH), it's not an excuse to quit exercising or practice good posture. You must remember that keeping good posture is the "core" to better health. When our core goes down, so goes a lot of the physical things we rely on a daily basis, such as walking, bending, twisting, and/or reaching up to name a few. It can also lead to lower back problems as well as other joints in our body, for instance:
- Back and neck pain
- Headaches (migraines)
- Poor digestion
- Breathing problems
- Poor circulation
However, those can be corrected if we just take a little time to work on our core and proper posture. Wouldn't you rather enjoy some of the following:
- Less risk of developing back and neck pain
- More energy
- Better balance and coordination
- Less stress and anxiety
- A more positive attitude and outlook on life
Maintaining a good core and proper posture can actually make your entire body function better. One key way of doing this would be to visit with your local chiropractor. He/she can answer your questions concerning how to strengthen your core and practice good posture. Your local chiropractor can check to make sure your spine is properly aligned, and if not, he/she can make adjustments so it will be.
Your chiropractor may also suggest certain exercises you can perform at home to help strengthen your core and keep it maintained. The chiropractor is not just a one-stop shop. They can also help in the areas of nutrition, exercise, mental health, and with your overall health, as well as helping give you relief from any pain you may be experiencing in your back, neck and joints.
In the meantime, here are a few things you can do at home to improve your core health and posture.
- Stretching and light resistance training
- Get a standing desk so you're not sitting all day long
- Keep your head up when texting
- Practice deep breathing techniques throughout the work day
- Move around often throughout your work day
- Make sure you're getting a restful night's sleep
- Visit your chiropractor regularly
If you're looking for a chiropractor, then check out The Joint Chiropractic. They have more than 500 nationwide locations and there's probably one near you. No appointment is necessary to see any one of their licensed, board certified professional doctors of chiropractic. Walk-ins are always welcome!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Rocklin, Calif.