Many of us slouch because the muscles that work to hold the joint in place are imbalanced. However, constant slouching can cause issues such as back pain, headaches, as well as problems with breathing and digestion. Here a few tips from our chiropractors in Seffner, FL, to improve poor posture so you can improve both your health and confidence.
Look in the Mirror
It’s not always easy to tell if your posture is correct. To see how you hold yourself up when you stand and walk, use a mirror. While you observe, make sure that your torso is straight and your shoulders aren’t hunched.
Keep Your Ears and Shoulders in Line
When you are sitting for long periods of time, it is inevitable that you will eventually lean too far forward or backward. Repositioning your sitting position so that your ears are in line with your shoulders will help correct your posture, and ensure that your neck and back are in perfect alignment. To ensure your shoulders are aligned as well, make sure to draw them back and down. This will keep your chest up and out, helping to prevent rounded shoulders.
Go for a Walk
Many office workers have back pain because sitting all day places pressure on your spine and hips. Take walks during break time, or visit your coworker at her desk rather than calling her. If possible, try to walk around at least once an hour. It’s advisable to stretch daily as well, as this keeps muscles flexible for good posture.