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Don't Be a Slouch! Use These Tips for Posture Help

By Genevieve Cunningham

Good posture is something that most people are born with. If you watch toddlers or young children, they tend to sit with straight backs and strong cores. It's natural. As we get older, we often lose our good posture. Life or weight or stress just seems to weigh us down. But poor posture is a problem. While it definitely takes away from overall appearance, it also takes away from overall health. If you're sick of dealing with poor posture, take a look at these tips for improving yours today.

Signs Your Posture Needs Improvement

Poor posture is not without consequence. You may notice backaches, pains in the neck, or even headaches. Poor posture has also been linked to poor mental health, or in many cases, low self-esteem. Poor posture makes you feel negative -- physically and mentally. Most people who need to improve posture already know it. If you're unsure, take a look in the mirror or ask a loved one, and then make a decision from there.

How to Make Lasting Changes

  • Exercise - Exercise helps every aspect of your life. For posture, the right exercises can help you gain strength and retrain the muscles to hold the body up properly. Just do a quick internet search to find some exercises specifically designed for improving posture.

  • Get support - Literally! Many people turn to back support devices that pull the shoulders back and force you to stand upright. Some use these devices all day long, while other use them at home  especially since some are big and bulky and difficult to hide. If you're serious about improving posture, just ask your doctor or chiropractor for advice to see whether one of these devices is right for you.

  • Get chiropractic care - Chiropractic care is a great way to improve the back as a whole. Regular care can improve comfort, health, and posture, too. Chiropractors work to remove restrictions, thus reducing pain and improving mobility. The less pain you're in, the easier it is to practice good posture. Chiropractors may also be able to give you tips for how to improve your posture specifically based on your body and personal posture struggles.

While exercise can be done on your own, and supportive devices can be found online, you'll definitely need the help of a professional in order to incorporate chiropractic care into your life. If you're ready to get started, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without any extra stress or hassle. Improving your posture can make you feel better mentally and physically. Get some help and a boost in health beginning with a stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Albuquerque  N.M.

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