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Is Your Posture Lacking? 3 Tips to Improve It

By Virginia Laird

A person's posture plays a vital role in the overall health of the body. Posture is directly related to the health of the spine. As the spine becomes restricted, it can be more difficult to keep up good posture. Likewise, if a person has bad posture, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy spine. Although most people are quite content with their posture and do not want to perfect it, it is important to do so. Reasons a person should make his or her posture a priority include:

  • Improves health
  • Protects the spine
  • Encourages pain free activity

A visit to the chiropractor can help a person to begin perfecting posture. Along with adjustments, chiropractors offer a variety of helpful tips, exercises, and stretches to improve overall health, as well as posture.

Improves Health

Bad posture can cause the spine to shift drastically. This causes function restriction, leading to  problems with the communication of the body's systems.  A chiropractor, using simple adjustments, can restore function. A person may be able to recognize improvement in overall health once their posture is corrected. Research suggests that maintaining good posture can improve the function of the immune system.

Protects Spine

Having good posture can be less stressful on the spine. Hunching over, not holding your head over your shoulders and refraining from sitting up straight, can all cause tension in the back. Chiropractors recommend always holding the head over the shoulders as the first step of perfecting posture. Good posture protects the spine, reducing the chances of function restriction. Protecting the spine is a key step in maintaining good overall health.

Encourages Pain-Free Life

Practicing perfect posture may not be comfortable in the beginning. However, it can reduce the pain associated with poor posture. The best way to beat back pain is to support and practice perfect posture. Chiropractors suggest that poor posture can be the cause to other pain in the body, including headaches. Many headaches begin as tension headaches. Having good posture can reduce the build-up of tension in the body.

To get started perfecting your posture, stop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. No appointments are necessary, allowing you the ability to get started on your schedule. Your personalized healthcare plan is waiting for you.

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

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