Chiropractic Tip - Work on Posture with Core Exercise
By Sandy Schroeder
If you are working out more and targeting your core, posture should be part of the equation. HarvardHealth says, “Good posture is important, even during exercise. Quick posture checks before and during a core exercise routine can help you avoid injury and squeeze the biggest benefit from your workout.”
Take these steps.
Get It Right – Stand Up Straight
Check the details.
- Chin parallel with floor
- Shoulders even
- Abdominal muscles pulled in
- Hips even
- Knees and feet point straight ahead
- Weight divided equally between both feet
Stay In Neutral Alignment
Use a mirror to judge your alignment.
- Keep body in a straight line from head to toe
- Allow for natural curve of spine
- To find neutral tip pelvis forward, then tip it back; neutral is roughly in the middle
Let Chiropractic Help
As you work on your fitness, chiropractic may be a natural partner providing the support and guidance needed to keep you safe and productive.
Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to find out how it all works. The Joint’s doctors of chiropractic help individuals find the best solutions for health, wellness and fitness every day.
Your chiropractor will work with you to assess current pain, evaluate your daily schedule and review your health history. With a focus on spinal health to improve overall health, your chiropractor may use a gentle targeted spinal adjustment to achieve pain relief and generate a sense of well-being.
Wellness is unique to the individual. You may find yourself sleeping better, feeling more energetic, or becoming more alert. Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may keep you at your peak and establish a regular monitoring of your exercises. At the same time, you may want to work on related issues.
Improve posture at work - Link your posture efforts into your work routine. If you sit all day have someone take a picture of you hunching over your keyboard or bending over your phone. Sit up straight with feet flat on the floor in a chair that provides good back and shoulder support. Keep monitors at eye level.
Rethink daily fitness - Make sure you are logging in 30 minutes of activity every day. Three 10-minute walks would work, or a 20-minute run in the morning and a 10-minute walk after lunch might fit.
Reduce stress at work and home - Exercise reduces stress, but you may need more help if you are still snapping at everybody. Try music, deep breathing, yoga, tai chi or meditation to take the kinks out of the daily grind.
When you are ready to get started, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Learn more about affordable personal healthcare packages and plans that eliminate the hassle of insurance. Enjoy the convenience of weekend and evening hours, and do a walk-in visit. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Madison, Wis.