Top 3 Essentials for Proper Posture

Published April 5th, 2017 by Dr. Markson

Having proper posture is very important for your spinal health, but it will also help you to age with ease. We all want to avoid being hunched over in our later years. Well that all starts with strong posture. So here are the top 3 essentials to improving your posture:

1. Balance

Balance is essential to proper posture. Standing with more weight on one leg, or your legs crossed (moving your hips out of balance) is unbalanced. If you are unbalanced, your muscles and your spine will attempt to compensate for this. Make sure you are keeping your pelvis aligned and seeking regular chiropractic care to assure proper balance.

2. Alignment

Balance and alignment go hand in hand. To be well balanced you need to be well aligned. Your head should be looking straight your shoulders back, your hips straight and your knees straight. What we see often as chiropractors, is heads tilted forward and shoulders hunched. This is caused by constant computer and cell phone use. Receiving regular chiropractic care is the best way to ensure proper alignment, and therefore to strengthen your posture.

3. Motion

Your body craves movement. That is what it was designed to do. Without motion your body degenerates. Stretching, exercise, and regular chiropractic adjustment all help to keep your body functioning like a well-oiled machine. Whether it's a walk around the block, a paddle board, a trip to the gym, cross-fit, working out at home, etc. the benefits are countless.

These are my top 3 essentials to proper posture, all of which are clearly pointing you toward getting checked out by a chiropractor. Give us a call to schedule an appointment today!

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