Good posture is essential to your overall health. The way you sit, stand, and carry
yourself while walking can have a profound effect on the rest of your body. Many patients who
come in for chiropractic care are actively working to correct their posture, which eases painful
symptoms in the neck, shoulders, and back. Spinal adjustments and supplemental therapies will
help to correct and maintain the proper alignment of your vertebrae, but much of the work can be
done in your day-to-day life. Read on for a list of tips and tricks that will go a long way in
improving your posture.
1. Sit Correctly. Did you know that there’s a correct way to sit in a chair? Okay, while that may
not be officially true, there are ways of minimizing the stress on your body while sitting. First
and foremost, don’t slouch. Keep your shoulders drawn back and your chest forward.
Furthermore, sit at the edge of the chair with your feet flat on the floor, and avoid crossing your
legs for any extended period of time.
2. Stand Tall. When walking or moving, stand tall to keep your back straight. Pull your shoulders
back past your ears and lift your head to your full height. It may feel strange at first, especially if
you’re not used to it, but correct posture takes practice.
3. Optimize Your Workspace. Many people work desk jobs that require sitting and looking at a
computer screen for hours on end. Be sure that your office chair is supportive and that your
computer monitor is at a distance and height that won’t put strain on your neck. Moreover,
consider moving your mouse, keyboard, and any other important objects closer to your body to
4. Exercise Your Core. Perhaps one of the best things you can do to promote healthy posture is to
exercise your core. These muscles are responsible for holding you upright, whether sitting or
standing. The more you work your core muscles, the more support you’ll have and the easier it
will be to maintain proper posture without having to think about it.
The spine is the backbone of your musculoskeletal system, both literally and figuratively.
Your posture is a direct reflection of its health. Spinal problems can lead to other health issues,
some minor and others more severe. Keep your vertebrae in check with a visit to the
chiropractor. We invite you to schedule a free consultation with us here at Wirth Chiropractic.
Contact us today!