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3 Reasons Slouching is Bad for Your Body

By Genevieve Cunningham

Most people slouch from time to time. We get tired or rundown, and our shoulders fall forward as a result. When this happens on occasion, it's not a big deal.  But there are many who make slouching an almost permanent habit. We slouch so much that people expect this poor posture from us. You may think that slouching, though an incredibly bad habit, isn't really hurting anything, right? But that's just not true. Slouching is really bad for your health! If you're guilty of slouching too often, take a look at these reasons why you should stop as soon as possible. 

It Causes Pain

Slouching can create pain in the neck and back. When you're constantly slouching, you may not even notice the connection. It's just a part of your life. But the act of slouching can actually cause tension to build in the spine, which makes for backaches, neck aches, and even headaches. If you've been in pain and you can't find the cause, take a quick look at your posture to determine whether it may be the culprit.

It Becomes Permanent

The more you slouch, the more you're going to slouch. It's a habit that can become permanent. The more you hold your shoulders, upper back, and core in this position, the more your muscles remember it. When you finally decide to stand up straight, your muscles will resist. The longer you ignore posture, the harder it gets to change the behavior. If you don't want to end up with permanently poor posture, it's time to start making changes right now.

It Lowers Confidence

Poor posture has been linked to lower confidence and self-esteem. It's as though your shoulders literally drag down your mood. If you want better confidence, start by having better posture. It's not easy and it will take some work, but the effects on your physical and mental well-being will definitely be worth the hassle.

If you would like to stop slouching and improve your posture, it might be time to visit the chiropractor. Chiropractors can reduce pain, improve strength and flexibility, and give you tips for making good posture a permanent fixture in your life. Don't know where to go? Try The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is an easy and stress-free process. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need starting today. Don't be a slouch forever. Get help! Improve your posture and your health at the same time with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

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

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