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Why 2017 is the Year for Good Posture

By Genevieve Cunningham

There is so much to be said for a person with good posture. We all notice when posture is good … and unfortunately, we all notice when it’s bad, as well. Most of us fall somewhere in the middle. But the truth is that unless you already have amazing posture, it’ll probably do your body and mind some good to improve your posture a little each day. Take a look at why you should make better posture a goal this year, as well as some tips for making it happen.

The Benefits of Good Posture

Good posture is about far more than good looks. While good posture absolutely improves physical appearance, it also leads to better mental health. When we stand up straight, we feel better about ourselves. We have more confidence and stronger self awareness. Good posture can also be beneficial in a physical manner. Poor posture can contribute to pain and imbalances in the body. When you correct your posture, you may reduce these negative side effects as well.

Tips for Improving Your Posture

There are many ways to improve your posture, but most of them break down to just a few things: Time, patience, consistency, and awareness. With these traits and the following tips, you’ll be on your way to better posture in no time.

  • Exercise - This is not just any old exercise. There are posture specific exercises that you can do to help you straighten up. Most of these center around the core, upper back, and shoulders. A quick Google search will bring you some sample videos, or your doctor may be able to guide you to the best practices for your condition.

  • Reminders - Bad posture is a habit. Most of us are capable of good posture, but those bad habits are ingrained in our psyche. To help you break a bad habit, you need constant reminders. Leave sticky notes all over your house or office that remind you to stand up. Set an alarm a few times a day. This helps to increase your awareness, and over time, you’ll get better and better about straightening up without the constant reminders.

  • Chiropractic Care - This can really help the physical aspect of poor posture. Bad posture can be caused by misalignments of the spine. When the spine is in poor health, it hurts! And pain in the back causes us to lose our good posture and resort to whatever works for reducing the pain. In the opposite manner, poor posture can also contribute to misalignments of the spine. It’s a vicious cycle, but your chiropractor may help you break it by keeping the spine aligned, keeping the pain away, and giving you even more tips for standing up and feeling your best every day.

Where Can You Get Chiropractic Care?

If you would like for a chiropractor to help you boost your health and improve your posture, check out The Joint Chiropractic. One of the best things about The Joint is that the experience is stress-free. You won’t have to worry with insurance, sky-high prices, or busy schedules and tight appointments. Instead, you can take advantage of their affordable pricing plan and walk-in visits for worry-free access to care. Improving your posture can affect your life for the better in so many ways; get to The Joint today for a little nudge in the right direction.

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

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