|Posted on 6 August, 2016 at 3:15|
What is the importance of good posture? When maintaining correct posture, the joints, ligaments and muscles of the neck and back are positioned optimally so they are under minimal stress. Maintaining this position reduces the likelihood of back or neck injury, which is vital in today’s society where spinal and postural pain are prevalent. Maintaining correct postural alignment helps those suffering from neck or back pain, by reducing stress on injured structures, thereby speeding healing. Furthermore, this optimal spinal position enables your muscles to generate force more efficiently which improves performance in sporting or recreational activities.
Good posture will actually allow you to feel less strain in your body, and a lightness in arm and back movements. Practicing good postural habits can be hard initially but there are there are things we can do to help train the brain out of bad habits and into new, better posture habits that will make you feel and look better.
It is never too late to try and aim for good posture, and for most of us we will only make the decision to improve our posture because of pain or tension in our bodies. Studies reveal that even people in their 80’s and 90’s can improve their posture, giving them more mobility, and improving the strain in they feel from bad posture habits. Here is one for the ladies; up to 80% of breast sag can be directly attributed to poor posture. I did a posture presentation at the Lace Guild of WA many years ago and when I mentioned this fact, there was an immediate change in the majority of the ladies’ posture.
Please call us at Law-Davis Chiropractic on 0419 150 817 more information.