90% of posture is awareness
Look at it this way: we all know to sit up straight, to avoid slouching and slumping, to keep our shoulders back and our heads up. But our bodies are fickle creatures and, from a young age, posture becomes a subconscious struggle. When we are young, our spines are more resilient and we are generally more active. The real problems begin when we get that first office job and are faced with hours per day in front of a computer screen. Our bodies mold to our jobs, and our lifestyles, and unless we take good care to be proactive about posture, it will get the best of us.
How to avoid looking like you work in an office
It’s in the shoulders, the neck and the abdomen. Office work, which involves so much sitting, tends to make our bodies tight and your posture manifests this outwardly. The top postural deficiencies for office workers include:
- Forward head syndrome
- Rounded shoulders
- A hunched back
- Pelvic tilt
These postural problems are all interconnected meaning that once you have one, it is easy to have them all. But your body will suffer unless you do something to reverse such a setup. Our action plan for improvint posture in office workers includes:
- Awareness: first and foremost, you need to realize the position your body is in and what it is doing to your spine.
- Proactivity: you need to choose to do something when you feel yourself slipping into an unhealthy posture.
- Chiropractic care: addresses the imbalance and misalignment that results (and causes) postural deficiencies.
- Rehabilitative exercise and stretching: to undo the tightness that has accrued as a result of your poor posture habits.
An action plan for office posture in Alameda
If you are interested in improving your posture to feel, look, move and work better, give our office in Alameda a call to schedule an appointment today.