You may often overlook it, but your posture affects your overall health. In fact, it’s just as important as following a healthy diet and exercising regularly. And while it might seem simple, maintaining proper posture can be difficult for many people. All of those hours you spend bent over your desks or slouched across your couch; it’s no surprise bad posture becomes a habit! Incorporating these five simple tips into your daily routine will help you achieve a strong and healthy posture that will make you proud.
Face Your Palms Forward
When standing, make sure your thumbs are pointing away from your body with palms facing forward. It might feel awkward at first, but this minor adjustment pulls your shoulder blades back and opens your chest.
Sit Against the Back Your Chair
Many people position themselves in the middle or near the edge of their seat, instead of leaning against the back. But doing so often causes you to lean forward in a hunch. Instead, scoot all the way to the back of your chair and take advantage of the support.
Ground Your Feet
Whether standing or sitting, be sure to keep both feet firmly planted. Make sure not to shift your weight to one side when standing and keeping your legs uncrossed when sitting. Grounding your feet will help keep your upper body straight without you having to think about doing so
Imagine Your Body Is Held By A String
An excellent way to maintain good posture is to pretend that a string is connected to your head and pulling it upward. It helps you keep your head and spine in alignment without tightening the rest of your muscles, which could lead to strain.
Visit A Chiropractor
If you’re suffering from pain or discomfort as a result of your posture, don’t hesitate to make an appointment with a professional. The doctors at Ideal Spine Health Center can help you determine if there are underlying issues that may need attention. Contact us today or call (208) 939-2502 today and schedule your free consultation.