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Why Good Posture Matters

Chiropractic for Good Posture

Believe it or not posture is not only important for aesthetics and how we look to others, it is vital to the function and maintenance of every body part of your body, from your muscles and your joints all the way to organ health and longevity!

Identifying a postural distortion (and having a plan to correct it) as soon as possible is one of the fastest ways to avoid long-term damage, quickly boost energy, and safeguard your health over your lifetime.

Take a look around. You won’t need to look far to see people of all ages and even fitness levels with deteriorating posture.

With more videos games, smart devices and increased time sitting in desks, driving in cars and being generally inactive…we’re not helping ourselves to solve these issues.

Experts are beginning to consider postural deviations and the health problems associated with them epidemic.

DID YOU KNOW POOR POSTURE CAN…

WHY IS POSTURE IMPORTANT?

The main reason poor posture is detrimental to the function of the human body is because it can be a sign of a CORE PROBLEM.A CORE PROBLEM is a problem with one of the body’s central requirements for health.

Poor nutrition, a sleep deficiency, or lack luster exercise habits would all be classified as CORE PROBLEMS. In each situation, leaving this problem unaddressed could lead to COLLATERAL DAMAGE.

To give a non-health related example…

If the foundation of your home had a shift that was left unaddressed, over time it could develop into a host of other conditions like damaged plastering, tilted door frames and with enough time that CORE PROBLEM could begin to cause more serious issues like electrical or plumbing damage.

TRY THESE 3 STEP DIY TESTS TO IDENTIFY POSSIBLE POSTURE PROBLEMS

THE MIRROR TEST

Stand facing a full-length mirror and look to determine if:

Stand parallel to the mirror and take a photo or have someone else look to determine if:

THE WALL TEST

Stand with the back of your head, shoulders and buttocks touching the wall and your heels 15cm inches from the skirting board.

Maybe our grandparents we’re that crazy when they constantly reminded us to “stand up tall” and “stop slouching”.

Poor posture is a far-reaching condition within the human frame. It affects our health in ways we can see and feel but more importantly, it affects us in ways we could have no idea about.

How’s your posture?

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