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5 Things You Didn't Know About Posture


Your posture affects more aspects of your life than you may think. When you were young your parents probably told you to sit up straight, that gem of wisdom could help you live a healthy, happier life in more ways than one.


Man slouching at a desk with a laptop, looking sad.

1.) SLOUCHING AFFECTS YOUR MOOD.

While it’s true that you’re slouching because you’re sad, it’s also true that you’re sad because you’re slouching. This phenomenon is called as embodied cognition, is the idea that the relationship between our mind and body runs both ways, meaning our mind influences the way our body feels, but the form of our body also triggers our mind.


2.) BAD POSTURE CAN RAISE BLOOD PRESSURE

The muscles in your neck are linked directly to a brain region that regulates your heart rate and blood pressure. When you have bad posture, the nerves in your neck could be causing an unhealthy increase in your blood pressure.


3.) THE BEST SITTING POSITION MAY BE SITTING WHILE LEANING BACK SLIGHTLY

The Woodend Hospital in Aberdeen put 22 volunteers in an MRI machine and observed the sitting effects on their spinal columns and other muscles. The 135-degree posture caused less strain on the spinal disks and associated muscles. Many professionals recommend a back angle between 100 degrees and 120 degrees while sitting at a computer.

It is always important to keep your feet flat on the floor, not crossed or slouched.


4.) GOOD POSTURE IS ESSENTIAL FOR EXERCISE

Proper posture is essential for exercising correctly.

Preserving right posture even as working out at the gym is critical and may prevent many injuries. When you have correct posture you will get the most advantages from the exercises. Using correct posture form consists of:

- Focusing on your breathing

- Don't hold your breath

- Lifting slower with control

- Look inside the mirror to ensure you're keeping the ideal shape

- Choosing the correct weight

- Too heavy of weight will cause your form to decrease


5.) RIGHT TECHNIQUES:

If you don’t have good posture while lifting you can severely injure your self. Being aware about proper lifting techniques can prevent pain later. A good running technique is likewise vital to save you injury and pain. Make certain to keep your head up and searching forward while maintaining your hands loose and elbows at a 90-degree angle. Do now not stoop your shoulders or bend on the waist, best lean slightly forward.


If you are interested in talking about posture with a locally trusted chiropractor, contact Dr. Bo at (509)926.7789 for a initial consultation.




 

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