Wellness and your posture

Odds are that like most people, you were told to “sit up straight” by your parents at some point growing up. While sitting up straight and standing up straight are certainly signs of good posture, a lot of people don’t actually realize how important their posture is to their health. If you have poor posture, then you may want to seek chiropractic care in Vero Beach.

The Importance of Good Posture

Maintaining good posture allows your body to maintain proper alignment. When your body is properly aligned, it’s your bones that will help to support your weight, not your muscles. This, in turn, will help to reduce effort and strain, thereby helping to minimize muscle-related injuries. That’s not the only benefit though — good posture will also help you have more energy and mobility as a result, which will simply make you feel much healthier.

Believe it or not, but posture has such a big impact on your health that it’s as important as things like exercising, eating properly and getting enough rest, all of which most people recognize as being vital to one’s overall health. In fact, without proper posture, you could be doing more harm than good when you’re exercising.

The Drawbacks of Poor Posture

The way the body is supposed to work is that your bones stack up on one another, with your head resting on top of your spine. If you live a more sedentary lifestyle (which can happen if you sit behind a computer for work), then you may end up hunching over too much or balancing your weight on one leg more so than the other.

This puts strain on the muscles in your neck and back, requiring them to carry the weight of the body instead of it being supported by your spine. This can result in all kinds of physical issues, including should and back pain as well as headaches, short attention spans, and even depression. Besides distorting the alignment of bones and chronically tensing your muscles, poor posture can also contribute to a loss of vital lung capacity, a limited range of motion, reduced oxygen and blood to your brain and increased fatigue, all of which can hurt your productivity at work.

Poor posture can have a very negative effect on your overall health. If you have poor posture, seek chiropractic care in Vero Beach by contacting us at Florida Spine today.