Posture is defined as holding your body erect against gravity while in an upright, lying down or sitting position. Good posture, on the other hand, pertains to the training your body to walk, stand, sit and lie with the slightest strain on the ligaments and muscles.
Having good posture can help you feel great, feel more active and show confidence. It also helps prevent injury and the occurrence of pain.
For people with poor posture, achieving good posture can be difficult, sometimes even impossible. That is due to the fact that developing good posture entails not only learning new moves and positions but also altering life-long habits.
Bear in mind, having a bad posture can be harmful. The imbalances in the muscles and ligaments as a product of having poor alignment can result in various problems like:
- Chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain
- Foot, knee, hip, and back injuries
- Muscle atrophy and weakness
- Difficulty breathing
- Digestion issues
- Impingement and nerve compression
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
How to Correct Your Posture
Just learning on how to correct your posture isn‘t enough to attain a change in your habit. Our body utilizes learned motor patterns in performing daily activities. As we stand, walk or sit – our body imprints previously learned motor patterns. And if your body was taught to slouch – that is what it will perform.
The first step in correcting poor posture is to have it assessed by a chiropractor.
Your Denver chiropractor can help you with the treatment, teach you about posture correction workouts and guide you on home products that can aid you in attaining great body posture again! It‘s never too late to start; it only gets difficult to change your old habits. Call Denver South Chiropractic now at 303-757-7272.