Our focus this month is on posture.
Why is posture so important? (So many reasons…)
You are able to breath easier and deeper.
Think about the last checkup you had, where the doctor asked you to sit up straight and breath deep to listen to your lungs! She can’t do that if you’re hunched over.
Good posture improves circulation and digestion.
When it comes to the digestive system, good posture allows the internal organs in the abdomen to assume their natural position without undue compression, which can interfere with the normal flow and function of the gastrointestinal apparatus. An improper, slouched posture has is a major factor to several digestive problems from acid reflux, constipation, and even hernias.
Changes your frame of mind.
Posture also affects your frame of mind and your frame of mind can affect your posture. I’m sure you have noticed that when you’re feeling happy and on top of things, your posture tends to be upright and open. If you’re depressed and in chronic pain, you will often sit or stand slumped.
Next time you feel depressed or you’re anxious about something, try changing your posture! Stand up straight and breath deeply.
Good posture in sitting and standing makes it easier to breathe fully and naturally, helping both relaxation and concentration, many Eastern practices such as yoga and tai-chi work on posture.
New neurological research shows that our brains are fueled by the motion of the spine.
When our posture is skewed, it stresses the brain. I don’t know about you but my brain doesn’t need any more stress than it already has!
Most people think posture is all about Mom yelling at you to sit up straight. Why would mom do that? Because she wanted the best for you of course!
But what if there is a reason you are not able to sit or stand up straight?
If your spine is out of alignment, you CAN’T be in balance or stand normally.
At Worthington Optimal Wellness, balance and posture are some of our major goals with all our patients. Our goal is to bring you to your healthiest posture and keep you there!
So if you haven’t had your posture analyzed yet, come in and let us fun our new computer program to see if you are balanced and in alignment.
It only takes a couple of minutes to see what kind of shape your spine is in. Give us a call to set up an appointment: (614) 848-5211.