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Chiropractic and Posture

With modern technology and social media, we have become a generation of sitters. By decreasing the amount we move each day, we have increased the severity of poor posture and in turn, its negative effects on our health. From sitting at desks to driving instead of walking, to playing video games and staring at your phone, our posture has suffered, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be corrected.

Chiropractors in Rosedale can help with improving posture. Posture is the position in which we hold our bodies while standing, sitting or lying down. When your posture is poor this can increase pressure on your spine and contribute to tension, soreness, headaches, back pain and fatigue.

People may spend about five to eight hours per day sitting at their work stations, in their cars, commuting on trains, and watching television or playing on their computers. This time sitting and hunching over a desk or on the couch can add pressure to the spine. Rosedale chiropractic can help make a significant difference to improve your posture, and by extension improve the overall quality of your life.

It does take discipline to correct poor posture, but there’s no doubt the benefits are well worth the effort. There are many things you can do to help improve your posture. It is important to pay attention to the way you sit at home, at work, in restaurants, and the like. Try to keep your shoulders back and avoid hunching or slouching and be sure to sit back in your chair, so that your back in well-supported. Additionally, you should lift objects properly and carefully by bending your knees to avoid the strain on your back, and always carry items close to your body. And remember, use both of your hands and stand up slowly from seated positions or when getting out of bed.

The bottom line to improving your posture is to sit right, stretch after long periods of sitting, and keep active. Chiropractors in Rosedale can assist you with your posture and provide relief from pain and discomfort associated with poor posture. Improving your postural fitness can improve your overall quality of life.