Welcome to Week 4 of Your 4-Part Chiropractic Education Series
In this guide we cover your posture. Your posture is one of your most important assets.
At Chirolife we frequently help patients learn more about their posture and to watch for any ‘warning signs’ of posture problems.
The effects of poor posture are well documented, ranging from physical (muscle pain, restricted breathing and digestion), through to effects on our mental and emotional wellbeing.
You may prevent your spine from becoming fixed in abnormal positions by improving your posture.
Read on below as I share with you my top 10 benefits of chiropractic for better posture.
Yours in Health,
Dr. Ian Deitch (Chiropractor)
An Introduction to Posture
1) Correct Alignment
Good posture helps keep bones and joints in correct alignment so that muscles are used properly.
2) Decreases Wear
Good posture decreases abnormal joint wear and tear and stress on the ligaments.
3) Better Biomechanics
When your body is in an upright and natural posture, you are biomechanically balanced and better able to carry out daily tasks and activities.
4) Posture Boosts Mood
Recent research suggests good posture has a positive effect on mood, concentration and energy levels. “Adopting an upright seated posture in the face of stress can maintain self-esteem, reduce negative mood, and increase positive mood compared to a slumped posture. Furthermore, sitting upright increases rate of speech and reduces self-focus.”1
5) Posture and Confidence
Great posture gives you greater confidence. Studies show links between height (which comes in part from good posture) and success. Voters view tall people as better suited for leadership, tall people in business are likely to earn more money and most people seem to see tall men as more persuasive, impressive and capable than average.2
6) Breathe Deeper and Easier
Did you know that poor postures such as rounded back posture can reduce lung capacity by as much as 30%? Good posture helps keep the airways open and better facilitates deep breathing.
7) Reduce Back Pain
Problems arise when your posture shifts away from a natural and neutral alignment. Joints become restricted, range of motion decreases, muscle tension increases and nerve interference can result in symptoms such as back pain. Good posture keeps your spine in line and prevents many of these problems from developing.
8) Better Health
Good posture reduces the risk of suffering from other health problems. By maintaining a healthy spine and nervous system you are less likely to suffer from musculoskeletal injury.
9) Strengthen Your Abs
A strong core helps maintain good posture and good posture requires a strong core and lower back muscles. Also, strong abs help minimise stress on the lower back, keeping your spine healthier.
10) Better Spinal Health
Posture really is the window to your spine. If you’re crooked on the outside chances are you’ll be crooked on the inside. Chiropractic works to correct bad postures.
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We look forward to introducing you to chiropractic over the coming months. You may be surprised by how your life could change.
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I hope that this final guide in our 4-part education series was useful to you. You have read about the benefits available to you through chiropractic care for issues such as back pain, headache and migraine pain, sporting injury and now posture correction.
There are many paths to better health. Take action today so that you can decide if chiropractic is right for you. Book our new patient consultation and take advantage of our generous ‘getting started with chiropractic’ program today.
We look forward to seeing you in clinic.
- Nair, Shwetha; Sagar, Mark; Sollers III, John; Consedine, Nathan; Broadbent, Elizabeth, 2015. ‘Do slumped and upright postures affect stress responses? A randomized trial.’ Health Psychology, Vol 34(6), Jun 2015, 632-641. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/hea0000146
- The Guardian ‘Voters view tall people as better suited for leadership’ 18 October 2011.