28 June 2013

The Key to Good Posture

Any chiropractic physician can tell you that good posture is important for a healthy back. It also can prevent other sore muscles and headaches. Good posture is also necessary to look good and stand tall. It gives you a confident look that cannot be found any other way. While adjusting out of a bad posture can be difficult at first, working toward it should help you get the great posture that you’ve always wanted. Over time, it will become natural.

Tips for Improving Your Posture

You will need to start by finding what good posture is for you. If you have a full-length mirror, it helps to stand in front of it and look at yourself while you do this exercise. Keep your back straight and bring your shoulders back a little bit. Pull in your belly and keep your chin up. Lower your shoulders and bring out your chest. You should be able to draw a line from your ankle to your knees to your hip and your shoulder. The vertebrae on your back should be stacked up on top of each other. Be careful to not scrunch forward or lean too far back. Try to stay like this as long as you can. It may be tiring at first. To help get used to this, there are some exercises you can do. Stand up straight and stick your arms straight out to the side so they are parallel to the ground. Slowly move them in small circles. After doing ten reps of ten, slowly raise and lower your arms to the hip from the same position. Do ten repetitions of ten exercises for this as well. This will help strengthen your muscles in the back so it becomes easier to hold yourself up properly.

Make Your Back Flexible

It’s important to make your back strong, but it is also necessary to keep it flexible as well. Find back stretches that you enjoy and put them into your routine every day. Even if you stretch while you are sitting at your desk, it will help. If you continue to have problems, start practicing yoga and go see a chiropractic physician.

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