To celebrate Posture Month in May here are some facts and tips for you about posture!
Did you know that when you are in a poor postural position the following symptoms can occur?
-Inhibits Blood Flow to and from the heart
-Stifles breathing and diaphragm function
-Shortens Muscles in front of the body
-Stresses the low back
-Hyperextends Back Muscles
-Closes off throat and windpipe
-Constricts the voice
-Habituates bending forward
-Adds pressure to kidneys, adrenals, colon, and stomach
-Inhibits cerebral spinal fluid flow
-Impedes nerve force from the spine
-Restricts solar plexus (abdominal brain)
Trying to kick the bad posture habit?
Try these tricks throughout your day at work:
-Set an alarm every hour to remind yourself to maintain a better posture
-Take short, frequent breaks to get up and walk around
-Alternate between sitting and standing
-Stretch often to help relax and open up stressed and tense muscles
-Visit your Chiropractor
-Get a massage