With the rise of work-from-home, it’s become more difficult to maintain good posture throughout the day. From being hunched over a laptop to looking down at a smartphone, proper posture is often the first to go during a hectic workday.
However, making good posture a priority has far-reaching benefits that can support your long-term health. These benefits include:
Back Pain Relief
Prolonged periods of sitting or standing with poor posture put a lot of strain on the back. The facet joints, discs, muscles, and ligaments in the spine undergo added strain when you remain in a hunched position. Over time, this strain can lead to back pain.
Good posture aligns your spine, allowing for balanced load-bearing and less stress on the spinal structures. So, in the long-run, good posture can help you avoid crippling back pain.
Slouching creates muscle tension in the neck, upper back, and shoulders. This can lead to tension headaches, which typically feel like a band of pressure wrapping across the forehead and around the head.
By practicing good posture, you can prevent muscle stiffness and reduce tension headaches.
Higher Energy Levels
When you practice correct posture, the spine is properly aligned. This makes for optimal muscle use, allowing you to exert less energy while performing various activities. As a result, you may feel more energized throughout the day.
Less Joint Pain
Improper posture increases the stress on your joints and can quickly lead to joint pain. So, when you’re sitting, standing, and walking, make sure to practice good posture to lighten the load on your joints.
The proper spinal alignment that good posture provides can open up your airways, leading to better breathing. When you sit or stand up straight, your lungs will be able to fully expand, allowing you to take in more oxygen with each breath.
At Rubin Chiropractic Health Center, we can help you achieve and maintain proper posture with chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, dry needling, and more. Contact us today to learn more or schedule an appointment!