Yes, your family chiropractor will definitely tell you that posture ranks at the top of the list when it comes to good health. It’s just as important as exercising, getting a good night’s sleep, eating properly and avoiding potentially harmful substances like tobacco, drugs and alcohol. Good posture is your body’s way of doing things with less fatigue, less stress, and more energy.
Good posture means that your bones are correctly aligned and your ligaments, joints and muscles can work as nature intends. Good posture means that your vital organs can function at peak efficiency because they are in the right position, and good posture contributes to the normal functioning of your central nervous system.
Without it, your overall efficiency and health may be seriously compromised. A family chiropractor has seen all too often the long-term effects of bad posture and how it can affect bodily systems, such as breathing, elimination and digestion. If you have poor posture, you may be tired often, or unable to move properly, or unable to work.
How you carry yourself is critical when relaxing, playing or working. Did you know that just 15 minutes of typing or reading with your body in an incorrect position can exhaust the muscles in your upper back, shoulders and neck? So listen to your family chiropractor – straighten up and stay healthy!
At Optimum Wellness in Barrie, ON, we are dedicated to helping our clients reach their maximum potential through the conceptualization of human structure and function. We offer chiropractic care, registered massage therapy, cold laser therapy, hot stone therapy, Kinesio-Taping, custom Footmaxx orthotics, and more. Call us today to schedule an appointment.