If you don’t have good posture, it can lead to a host of health problems. You might notice mild issues related to back pain or discomfort, or you may experience severe problems with headaches, numbness, and even digestive trouble.
Fortunately, you can improve posture and live a healthier life by taking just a few steps each day.
Learn how you can stand up straight, sit with good posture, and set yourself on a path to better health and wellness.
Be Mindful of Your Posture
The first step you can take to improve posture is to be mindful of how you sit and stand. Notice how you place your body throughout the day and when you are most susceptible to slouching or sitting in a way that puts unnecessary pressure on your body.
If you can identify bad posture, you can improve it.
Discover the Factors Behind Your Poor Posture
Once you can identify your bad posture, look for various factors and causes behind it.
For example, our doctors often meet with patients who sit at a desk all day and slouch over their computers as the afternoon wears on. They also meet with women who instinctively curve their shoulders inward to appear more modest. See what factors you can change to remove the source of your bad posture to change the behavior.
Avoid “Text Neck”
In the past 15 years, the doctors at Florida Wellness have seen a significant increase in posture issues. Many of these problems are caused by “text neck” or pain that comes from staring down at your phone screen.
You might not realize how much time you spend scrolling through apps or sending text messages. Some patients even experience headaches because of bad neck and back positioning. Use our guide on “text neck” to learn how you can relieve or prevent it.
Go Through a Chiropractic Care Clinic
We specialize in working with patients on a variety of posture issues. When you meet with one of our chiropractors, they will use chiropractic care and teach you skills to help improve your posture. They show you exercises and techniques that you can do at home – including using a wall to relearn how to stand correctly.
Spending a few minutes each day working on your posture will add up, and soon you can feel comfortable standing or sitting with confidence.
You can also schedule massage therapy through Florida Wellness and as our professional technicians to focus on your back and shoulders. Loosening these muscles can make standing tall feel more comfortable.
It Is Never Too Late to Improve Posture
Whether you are a high-school student with text neck or have been slouching well into your 80s, it is never too late to improve your posture and change how you sit and walk. Good posture is an important part of spinal hygiene which helps keep you pain-free.
To learn more about how you can improve posture, watch this interview with Dr. Eddie Leonard, CEO of Florida Wellness Medical Group on Daytime on WFLA News Channel 8. Dr. Leonard explains the causes of bad posture – and the steps you can take to improve it.
Start taking care of your spine today. Schedule a chiropractor intake appointment with Florida Wellness.