Does your posture change with the times?
At Bay Area Spine Care Office, we argue that posture is more important than ever. With more people transitioning into white collar jobs, and more entertainment options shifting onto screens, the importance of posture has taken on a new significance. There is no disputing that as a whole, Americans are more sedentary than ever; we live in an age that is conducive to inactivity. And while 21st century lifestyles remain brutal for the spine, it is awareness that is the make or break factor. You have the power to take control of your posture and use it to establish a culture of spinal health and wellbeing in your own life.
Incentivizing good posture
There is plenty to be said for the way that poor posture makes you look- lazy, sluggish, ineffective. But that is rarely enough to motivate people to take control of their posture. At our office in Alameda, we focus on the health effects of poor posture, including:
- Neck pain and stiffness due to forward head syndrome when using computers and cell phones.
- Curvature changes due to hundreds of hours spent in compromised posture.
- Tightness of the soft tissues that support your spine creates a pull on the spinal joints, resulting in spinal misalignment.
- Mental stress that accumulates due to physical pain.
These are just some of the most obvious side-effects of consistently poor posture. A further problem is that changing your posture is not easy. It requires a full sale change in attitude and awareness. But the payoff is enormous- good posture is linked with:
- Less pain
- Better breathing and digestion
- Increased energy
- Less stress
- Looking more attractive
When it comes to the posture game, chiropractic helps turn the odds in your favor.
So how do we establish good posture as the norm? With patience, and attention to detail. At Bay Area Spine Care Office, we make posture a central focus when it comes to helping people change their lives to account for spinal health. Our gentle, hands-on treatments restore spinal alignment, improve range of motion and boost circulation. From here, we focus on a regimen of core-stabilizing stretches and exercises to fortify the network of muscles involved in keeping you upright. Then we teach you the tenets of good posture when sitting, standing and sleeping to help you make posture a priority in your lifestyle. If you are interested in harnessing the power of posture, give our office in Alameda a call to schedule an appointment today.