Stand a little taller with these 4 helpful tips to improve your posture!

Do you know how much poor posture can affect you? Poor posture can lead to back and neck pain, insomnia, headaches, and muscle fatigue. Back pain can be caused by poor posture because your spine is not properly aligned. Most people know they should work on their posture, but do even know where to begin? Here are four tips that can help you!

1. See a Chiropractor!

Everyone’s alignment is different. A chiropractor can help check your posture and look for the signs of poor posture. These include your head or neck prodding forward, hunched or slouched shoulders, arched lower back, and curved spine. A chiropractor will work with you to strengthen those ligaments and muscles, give adjustments when needed, and help track your progress!

3. Improve your Posture while Sitting!

Most Americans sit at desks for most of their day. If this is you, here are few tips to help improve your posture throughout your workday. Find a chair that supports you well. You should also make sure most of your key objects you use throughout the day are close to you (think phone, stapler, etc). While typing, keep your wrists straight, and use keyboard shortcuts to avoid mouse use. For more information and more tips, check out this article from The Mayo Clinic.

2. Strengthen Your Core

Your core muscles are more than just your abs! Core muscles include your pelvis, lower back, hips, and abdomen. Core exercises help to improve your balance and stability. Are you looking for some simple exercises you can do at home? Here are 6 easy exercises by Real Simple that can help strengthen your core! Another exercise that might help is yoga!

4. Remind Yourself!

At the beginning, you are going to have to constantly remind yourself to focus on your posture. You can make notifications on your phone to remind you to stand up occasionally. One option can leave post-its on your desk or computer to remind you sit up a little straighter. You can wear a bracelet that will remind you to practice your good posture techniques. Whatever it is, find something to help remind you to focus on your posture. Over time, it will become second nature!
Are you experiencing pain, discomfort, or decreased mobility? Whatever the cause is an auto accident, sports injury, or other, you should seek chiropractic care. This care is 100% natural and has many benefits. We are providing chiropractic services in Hermiston , Benton City and Burbank. You can visit us at these places.

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