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Why Good Posture Matters

By Sara Butler

No doubt you’ve been told at some point in your life to stand up straight -- likely by your mother or grandmother. Kids often view this as just another way for adults to chastise them, but in reality, it’s just another example of how adults often (and begrudgingly) know what they’re talking about. That’s because your posture has a major impact on your overall health and wellness. The chiropractors at The Joint chiropractic want you to sit up straight and understand why your posture matters so much.

Good Posture Reduces Pain

Your body is made to support you. When you practice poor posture, it means your body has to work even harder to do the basics. If you can work to distribute your weight more evenly across your joints and spine, then it will help reduce the chance you will encounter pain. Don’t forget the strain that is placed upon your tendons, ligaments, and muscles with poor posture because you’ll eventually feel it in your joints if you forget!

Good Posture Protects the Joints

Just as poor posture puts stress and strain on your soft tissues and muscles, it also adds stress and strain to your joints. The force placed upon your joints by the uneven distribution of weight that can occur when you slouch or slump can cause more wear and tear than is normal. This can quickly translate into problems with your range of motion. If you can practice proper posture, then it will help to protect your joints and give you the ability to move more freely.

Good Posture Helps You Breathe

Yes, good posture helps you breathe easier -- both literally and figuratively. When you slump or slouch, you are reducing the amount of space your lungs have to expand. So, your body must work harder in order to get the oxygen it needs to work properly. If you can practice proper posture, then you will expand the room your lungs have to get the job done.

Proper Posture Boosts Your Confidence

When you stand tall with your chin raised and your shoulders back, you’ll feel more confident. Practicing good posture will help you feel better about yourself and will help you look better too.

If you’re ready to start reaping the benefits of proper posture to your health and wellness, then talk to the chiropractors at The Joint today to find out more!

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

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