We have all heard it said, “If you keep slouching, then your back will stay like that!” While there are many consequences to poor posture, there is light at the end of the tunnel! Effort and persistence can help to correct most posture-related issues.
What are the dangers of poor posture? How can you correct your poor posture? Let’s look at the answers to both of these questions and see how Spine Health & Wellness is here to support you!
The Dangers of Poor Posture
Regardless of age, poor posture can bring severe consequences. Therefore, we are all at risk for bad posture. Sitting at a desk all day long and lugging around heavy backpacks have forced us to pay attention to our posture at a very young age.
Back or neck pain isn’t the only symptom of poor posture. Instead, poor posture over an extended period can affect your entire body, including your digestive and other internal systems.
For example, poor posture can lead to the following:
- Tightened chest muscles
- Poor digestion
- Lack of sleep
- Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)
- Poor blood circulation
- Inflammation/swelling in the legs
Long-term consequences, such as breathing and digestive issues, can pose severe threats to your health. Therefore, correcting poor posture as soon as possible is vital for your overall health and wellness. But, how do you go about doing this?
How to Correct Poor Posture?
Posture isn’t just the position your back is in when it’s sitting or standing. Good posture involves your entire body and is needed in any situation, including running, walking, and sleeping. So how should you go about correcting your already poor posture in these areas?
Becoming aware of correct posture is the first step to improving your posture. Ask us about the poses your body should be in when sleeping, walking, and sitting.
Once you are aware of the changes you need to make, vow to hold yourself accountable. It may take a while to replace an old habit with a new one, but don’t give up! Continual effort is the only way you will see results and correct your posture.
Incorporate Stretches And Exercises
If you are a student or have a desk job, you must take frequent breaks to stretch your whole body. Simple exercises, such as the following, will also help to improve your posture:
- Child’s pose
- Chest opener
- Isometric Rows
See a Professional
We highly recommend seeing a professional correct your bad posture. Attempting to tackle this on your own can be harmful as specific exercises or stretches can make the situation worse. Additionally, our team can curate a treatment that works for you.
Let Spine Health & Wellness Help Improve Your Posture!
Once you reach a certain age, it may indeed be harder to correct bad posture, but it is by no means hopeless! If you are currently suffering from symptoms due to poor posture, let our North Texas area-based team help you provide you with relief!