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The Incredible Benefits of Improving Your Posture

By Genevieve Cunningham

In most instances, poor posture is self-inflicted. There aren't many babies walking around slouching. They walk upright and confident, even though they're falling down every few minutes. As we age, poor posture is developed. We slouch over and over again until our muscles finally give up and stay that way. You may think that the worst part about poor posture is the appearance of it. But it actually brings some more serious side effects to your life. If you're ready to improve your posture, take a look at these benefits that might show up -- and some tips for making the process easier.

Self-Confidence

People with good posture almost always have better self-confidence. When you stand up straight and put your chest forward, it tells the world that you're OK with who you are. And the more you physically do this, the more your brain will follow. If you lack in positive self-image, improving your posture can help.

Core Strength

Good posture requires strong and well trained muscles. While we generally envision these muscles to be in the back and shoulders, it actually requires a strong core as well. The core has to hold the body upright and in place. If the core is weak, posture suffers. As you consciously improve posture, you may find your core strengthening as well -- which leads to better overall strength and appearance.

Pain Relief

Poor posture hurts. But because poor posture is such a habit, we often don't notice the pain until we try to break it. Back pain, neck pain -- it's common with poor posture. At first, it will hurt to change your posture, but stick with it! Once your posture begins to improve, the pain will dissipate, and you'll feel better than you have in years.

How to Do It

It's not easy, but it's worth it. If you want your posture to improve, you'll need to practice. Use posture related exercises (readily found on the internet), and then practice nonstop. It can also be incredibly helpful to add chiropractic care to your life. Chiropractors can improve the health of the spine, making the process easier. They may also be able to give you tips to help you get the posture you desire faster.

If you would like to improve your posture with the help of a chiropractor, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the stress. You may be surprised at the huge difference better posture makes in your life. Get support in your endeavor with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Sacramento, Calif.

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