Straighten Up! Why Posture Matters

“Sit up straight!” “Stop slouching!” We’ve all heard those words before… and ignored them while we rolled our eyes. But, did you know that having good posture allows us to distribute the force of gravity through our body, so no one structure is overused.  So, as it turns out, is a big deal. Here are 7 reasons why posture matters!

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  1. It portrays confidence
  2. It helps you breathe easier
  3. It improves circulation and digestion throughout the body
  4. It makes you look 3-5 pounds thinner 
  5. It keeps muscles and joints in their proper alignment
  6. It helps keep your spine healthy
  7. Bad posture creates chronic pain

So how can you tell if you have good posture? Go through this checklist:

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  1. Chin parallel to the floor
  2. Shoulders are even (roll the up, back, and down to help accomplish this)
  3. Neutral spine
  4. Arms resting at your sides with straight and even elbows
  5. Core muscles engaged
  6. Legs are hip-width apart
  7. Body weight evenly distributed between both feet

If you are dealing with chronic neck pain or back pain, poor posture could be the culprit. The good news is, at Back Into Balance, we are specifically trained to help! We can help ease your pain, improve your posture, and have you feeling your best in no time at all. Give us a call today!

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