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Posture, Pain, Possibilities: Feeling Your Very Best

By Genevieve Cunningham

Paying close attention to posture isn't something that most of us do on a regular basis. When we're young -- toddler and young child -- we have naturally good posture. We stand up straight, shoulders back, and stomachs pulled in. As we get older, that natural confidence tends to wane, and following quickly behind is our posture. We're far more likely to slouch in our seats or stay bent over an electronic device. While poor posture may not seem like a very big deal, it can actually make a big difference in how we look and feel. If you suffer from poor posture and want to look and feel better every day, take a look at these tips to move you in the right direction.

What's the Problem?

Besides the problem with appearance that poor posture can cause, many are also bothered by the discomfort that it can bring about. When we're constantly slouching, it can cause pain in the back and neck. It can cause tension to build which eventually turn into headaches. It's no joke! If you've noticed that you often feel uncomfortable in your body, pay close attention to your posture. If it's poor, improving this aspect of your health may be all that's necessary.

Practice is Key

Like anything else, practice is an essential part of changing and maintaining good posture. It may also be the hardest part because it's easy to forget! Set timers on your phone, put sticky notes on the mirror, or use whatever tricks it takes to remind yourself to stand up straight and tall. At first, the little notices will drive you crazy, But over time, you'll need to rely on the reminders less and less and your posture will continue to improve. 

Chiropractic Care Can Help

Another great strategy for improving posture is to improve overall spinal health. How? See your chiropractor! Chiropractic care can make a huge difference in overall body health, the condition of your spine, and your overall posture. The chiropractor will gently adjust the spine, remove joint restrictions, and reduce pain and tension. They can also give you some tips for making good posture a permanent habit. If you're serious about good posture -- and good health too! -- consider getting chiropractic care and keeping it in your life. 

If you would like to add chiropractic care to your life, check out 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 without any extra stress or hassle. Chiropractic care can go a really long way in improving posture and enhancing overall health. Get moving toward better health and a feeling of wellness 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 Houston, Tex.

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