3 Posture Perfecting Tips
By Virginia Laird
Many people do not realize the importance of practicing good posture. Pause for a moment and look around, you will most likely find a room full of people hunching forward. Come to think of it, you may be hunching forward as well. Chiropractors suggest this habit to be one of the leading contributors to back pain. There is never a time to think posture cannot be corrected. It takes time, but it can be done with determination. A few tips chiropractors recommend when trying to change posture, include:
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Practice shoulder exercises
- Get enough sleep
Wear Comfortable Shoes
One of the most often recommended tips from chiropractors is to wear comfortable shoes. This does not mean to wear the old, beat-up pair that have been sitting in the closet for years. This generally means a pair that offers some support to the foot. Comfortable shoes help support the back and spine. These encourage good posture. When selecting an outfit that may not go with a pair of tennis shoes, remember the lower the heel the better it is for the back.
Practice Shoulder Exercises
Although shoulder exercises may not be the first thing a person considers when trying to figure out how to improve back pain, they can help. Chiropractors suggest each person take part in shoulder stretches as part of a daily routine. These types of exercises can help promote posture. These are very simple and can be done while watching television, eating breakfast, or even while at work. Simple shoulder rolls and shrugs can help the body not only correct posture, but release tension as well.
Get Plenty of Sleep
What does it mean to get plenty of sleep? Research has long recommended an adult should get at least six hours of sleep each night. Chiropractors suggest the amount of rest a person gets can have an impact on the posture. When a person is exhausted, he or she may tend to support a hunched posture. A rested body may find it easier to sit up straight.
If your posture needs immediate attention, a visit with your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in your local community can help. Along with these tips listed above, your chiropractor can offer simple adjustments that can help correct any spinal restriction that may be part of the problem.
It is never too late to start improving your posture.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.