It's Correct Your Posture Month In May
By Alexis Mills
May is National Correct Your Posture Month! This month is a time to celebrate the importance of your spine with the help of chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic to get you to your healthiest with a full adjustment. Our spinal health has a direct effect on the rest of our body and should be the kind of care that all of us prioritize 12 months a year.
How A Chiropractor Can Help
A chiropractor is able to target where you are holding tension and free up the communication blocks in your nervous system. As for your posture, releasing the tension makes it easier for you to hold a posture and keep it neutral. Also, through adjustments, chiropractors are able to remove spinal restrictions, or align the spine, so you can achieve proper posture. A chiropractor has been trained to analyze your posture and spine to detect where you have issues and need improvement. They look for:
- Increase in spinal curvatures
- Alignment of your knees
- Uneven shoulder height
- Forward head tilt
- Variance in your stance
Benefits of Good Posture
Having a tall, confident posture not only makes you look more confident it also keeps your body healthy. There are real benefits to proper posture and alignment. Some of those include:
- Better breathing
- Increased confidence
- Reduced back pain
- Improved mood
- Reduced headaches
- Boosted energy
- Improved concentration
- Optimal digestion
- Improved core strength
When the body has proper posture through being aligned, the muscles are being used properly and it relieves any unnecessary stress on the ligaments. In order to achieve a good posture on your own, make sure that you have good flexibility in the muscles, normal joint motion, strong postural muscles, a balance of muscles on each side, and awareness of your own posture. Bringing your awareness to what your proper posture should look and feel like will lead you to consciously correct it. Having good posture is better for your body in the present and is an investment into your future health.
Take a little time each day in May to work on your posture on your own and with a chiropractor. Start to strengthen your spine by sitting up straight and fixing it when you start to slump. Notice what your posture says about your health and how you can improve it. If you aren't sure where to start, ask your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic for pointers on what you can do outside of their care to help your spinal health.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Diego, Calif.