Good posture involves training your body to stand, sit, walk and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on the spine, muscles and ligaments.
Below are some great tips for a better posture.
Sit up straight!
Slouching adds stress to your spine – this in turn puts a great deal of strain on the muscles, bones and joints you need to support your spine! Always constantly slouching makes it harder for your lungs and intestines to work as they are being crushed together.
Almost all types of exercise can help improve your posture, but there are certain types of exercise that can be extremely helpful, these include anything that focuses on body awareness such as yoga and tai chi.
Wear low heeled shoes!
Save the high heels for a night out! They can throw you off balance which forces you to walk differently, putting more stress on your body and ultimately damaging your posture! Choose a lower, chunky heel for daily wear.
Remember your mother telling you to stand up straight!? Well she was onto something. Stand straight and you will look and feel better – slimmer even!
Are you looking at your mobile phone all day? If this is you then it is important to make time to stretch your neck. Tilting your head down to check your phone messages takes its toll on your spine. Try lifting the phone up and move your eyes, not your head!
Improve your core strength!
Good posture for most of us means being able to carry ourselves in a certain way but it is very much about strengthening your core.
Core muscles act like scaffolding for the spine – to be able to stand straight these muscles must be strong! When your core muscles are weak your spine doesn’t have adequate support to maintain your posture naturally, this can lead to a whole load of issues including instability, neck and shoulder pain, low back pain, headaches and even chronic pain and joint problems.
For more information on posture and how to improve it please call either our Luton Clinic: 01582 579687 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or our Hitchin Clinic: 01462 420077 or e-mail: email@example.com
From the team at Heale's Chiropractic Clinics
Over 30 years of helping people in Hitchin and Luton and the surrounding areas of Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire