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What You Should and Shouldn't Do for Better Posture

Good posture is tough! If you didn’t learn it as a kid, it becomes a really hard habit to pick up as an adult. Good posture, however, is really important for our overall physical and mental health. It can boost your moods and build your confidence. It can also protect your spinal health and promote general healthy living. If you want to improve your posture, but don’t know where to begin, check out this list of things you should and shouldn’t do for improved posture.

You Should…

For good posture, it is important to maintain a good exercise routine. This helps your spine and general structure maintain its strength and flexibility. It’s also important to eat a healthy and well balanced diet in order to maintain your weight and give your body the proper nutrients.

Try to stand and sit upright, with your chest out, shoulders back, and belly button pulled toward the spine. For even better results, make your work station as ergonomic as possible with posture friendly chairs, appropriate height desks, and plenty of moments to get up and move about.

You Shouldn’t...

There are obvious things that we should try to avoid when it comes to posture. Try your best to avoid slouching, slumping, and irregular resting of the spine. It can also be beneficial to avoid long periods of sitting or standing in the same position. Avoid massive amounts of junk food, excessive sedentary time, and wearing shoes with little support day in and day out.

You Really, Really Should Get Chiropractic Care

Getting regular chiropractic care is a great way to keep a check on your posture. As the spine becomes misaligned, which happens from time to time, it can cause pain and stiffness, which can keep you from standing as upright as you should. A chiropractor may be able to use spinal manipulation to fix these misalignments. They can also teach you preventative measures and everyday techniques to keep your spine in great shape. If you get chiropractic care on a regular basis, it may help to keep your spine in proper alignment and your posture top notch.

To get chiropractic care, get to The Joint...the Chiropractic Place. Don’t worry with taking off of work or calling the insurance company. Instead, use The Joint’s walk in appointment policy and affordable pricing in order to get the care you need. A chiropractor at The Joint may be able to align your spine and help you maintain good posture and optimal spinal health for years to come.

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