Proper Posture: It is Important
By Virginia Laird
Improper posture is the root to much of the back and neck pain you may feel at times. Posture involves more than just holding your spine in an upright position. It includes having well-balanced muscle tone in your back. Without muscle balance, your posture will be affected in the negative. Back pain can be alleviated by applying correct posture. Your chiropractor can help you devise a plan to improve your posture. The plan will include stretches and small exercises that will help you both bring balance as well as build muscle tone in your back.
Three exercises that are tried and true and suggested by the Livestrong campaign include:
- Shoulder retraction exercises
- Reverse shoulder shrugs
- Repetitive chin tucks
Along with stretches, it is important to keep your vertabrae in line. You may not realize it, but many of the activities that you are involved in can cause movement in your spine. It is important to your body that you maintain your spinal health and posture. The younger you are when you begin to take care of these issues, the easier it is to correct. Age has proven to be unfriendly to posture.
Chiropractic Exercises Help Improve Posture
Chiropractic care is an amazing tool that helps in various ways. Along with the adjustment process, your chiropractor will encourage and introduce exercises that will help improve your posture. Exercise is great for your health. However, a lot of the exercises you may love may not be so great for your back. Including chiropractic exercises as part of your regular routine can help you improve and maintain great posture. Making a conscious effort helps you be more aware of your activities and how they may affect your posture.
Exercise Promotes Muscle Strength
Even the simplest of back exercises and stretches can help balance and strengthen your back muscles. Keeping your back strong and balanced will help you more easily maintain proper posture. A well maintained back and core will help your health thrive and promote healthy body functions.
Good Posture Promotes Mobility
If you have ever had a back problem that affected your posture, you know firsthand how this also affects your ability to move. There is nothing worse than not being able to get around as you are accustomed. Your chiropractor can help restore your mobility and posture with a few adjustments. Who can afford to be slowed down for any amount of time anyway?
To learn more about your health and wellness, visit your local The Joint Chiropractic.