May is Correct Posture Month!

Published May 7th, 2019 by Dr. Markson

What better way to celebrate Correct Posture Month than by taking care of your spine? The spine is the central support system of the body, meaning it puts in a lot of hard work. It’s important that we show our spine some love, and one way to do that is by maintaining proper posture. When you practice great posture, you can improve not only the health of spine, but of your body as a whole! Here are our tips.

Get Moving!

Without strong muscles to support your body, you just can’t maintain proper posture. When you exercise regularly, you build up the strength in the muscles that support your back and help you walk, stand, and sit in proper position. If you need to, start things off slow with exercises like sit-ups and toe touches to keep the muscles around your spine flexible and strong. Strengthening those muscles also makes your chiropractic adjustments last longer, as they help you to stay in alignment. After just a few weeks, you should notice a difference in your workout routine. If you’re not sure where to start, just ask us for suggestions during your next adjustment.

Keep Your Movements in Check.

Take a moment and thing about how you hold and move your body. Do you walk with your head held high and shoulders back or do you tend to slouch and look down? Do you spend a large amount of time looking down at your phone?

A great way to improve your posture is to simply be more aware. Think about how you walk, run, stand, sit, and even sleep. Then you can really work on keeping your body aligned throughout the day. This can help alleviate neck and back pain because when you maintain poor posture, you put more stress and strain on your body. This wears your body out, making it more challenging to move as you need to. Not only will proper posture make you feel better physically, it also has benefits for your emotional health, too!

Schedule A Chiropractic Adjustment

Not only will exercise and focus help improve your posture, but so will regular chiropractic adjustments. Our experienced chiropractors will treat you with a techniques specialized to your needs to adjust and align your body. The best thing about chiropractic is that it is a natural, non-invasive therapy that benefits your body as a whole whole. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you celebrate Correct Posture Month!

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