How Having the Right Posture Can Improve Your Life

Maintaining a correct posture is vital to your overall quality of life, apart from affecting how you look and how you represent yourself to others. Today, Enhanced Chiropractic shares some tips to help you maintain a good posture, and also discusses the many benefits of doing so.

Be more mindful of your height

If you are more cognizant regarding the way you hold yourself, then chances are your posture is going to benefit from this. For example, when standing up straight, your ideal posture should enable you to evenly distribute your weight, thereby preventing unnecessary strain on your tendons and muscles. When you are in a good postural position, your shoulders will be upright but relaxed, and your chin should be parallel to the floor.

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Exercise is good for your posture

Integrated Rehabilitation Services notes that exercise is great for posture. Therefore, if you feel you are not paying as much attention as you should to the physical aspects of your body, then you should try to incorporate core-strengthening exercises into your exercise routine to help you build a stronger core to support a more sturdy posture. Such physical activity can be accomplished by taking time for a walk around the block or going to a nearby park for a walk or jog. Areas with a high Walk Score make getting out and moving much more convenient, with ample opportunities to combine some fresh air with exercise, a win-win for your physical and mental wellness.

Watch how you work

Since we do spend a significant portion of our day at our desks, we should be watching the way we work closely to see how our posture is when we're not standing. So, for example, Arteil notes that your desk should be at an adequate height so that your neck and shoulders don't strain forward to do work. Your chair should be sturdy and support your frame as you lean against it upright instead of hunching over to write or type.

Speaking of getting your office sorted out to support a healthier posture, it is also important to create a stress-free home office environment so that you can concentrate on doing your work better. For instance, digitizing your paper records, ensuring adequate lighting, and decluttering your office space can all go a long way in creating a tidy and put-together area that you can look forward to going to at the start of the day.

Suffer from a chronic condition?

Everyday Health points out that stress can also affect your health, especially if you suffer from chronic conditions, as it can cause your muscles to tense up unnecessarily as well as raise your cortisol levels which isn't good for your blood pressure, nor is it great for pain and inflammation either.

Plan a trip to your chiropractor

If your muscles aren't working the way you used to, the benefits of visiting a chiropractor are many, including finding out why you are suffering from more frequent headaches, how to obtain a better posture as well as how you can improve the movements of your joints. If you need to see a chiropractor, then having your medical records in the correct format and ready to view can save you time. If you need to share files with your chiropractor, PDFs are often the preferred format over Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. You can use this tool that allows you to convert these types of files to PDFs by simply dragging and dropping them into the tool.

Check with your health insurance provider to see if your policy covers chiropractic care. Many plans do, including those available through the ACA and even Medicaid.

Benefits of a good posture

You might or might not be aware of the many benefits of a good posture; these include less strain on your shoulders and neck, better digestion and circulation, and more self-confidence, especially when you feel you can take on the world with an impressive height to back you up.

Paying attention to your posture is always a good idea if you want to be a better, stronger version of yourself. Make sure you’re getting enough exercise, and if you need to see a chiropractor, try digitizing your files to make your life a little easier.

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Dr. Michael Weiss at Enhanced Chiropractic has a passion for treating patients of all walks of life shows with each and every treatment he gives. Call us today at (810) 732-6780!

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