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The Importance of Proper Posture

Referencing back to our childhood days, we can hear our mother's repeating “straighten your back!” Remembering this scenario, you may wonder why is it that posture is so important? To begin, posture portrays a healthier and more confident image. When a person appears standing up straight rather than bent over, they appear more professional and self-assured. Secondly, breathing will become easier and deeper if you have proper posture. This occurs because your chest is open, allowing your lungs to take in more air. Along with that, proper posture also improves circulation and digestion, and therefore can help you look slimmer and younger. Lastly, proper posture may help your muscles and joints grow stronger and will lead you to result in forming a healthy spine.

10 Ways to Self- Create Proper Posture

Now we wonder, why didn’t we listen to our mother? Well, there is no need to worry! You can still improve your posture by following these essential tips:

  • Open up and stretch if you have been sitting down for most of the day.

  • Participate in easy exercises to stretch and become more flexible.

  • While working at a desk, pay attention to your posture. Attempt to sit up straight with your shoulders dropped.

  • Focus on body awareness; this could take time to get used to.

  • Join yoga and meditation. These are successful ways to help build awareness.

  • Strengthen your core with Pilates to help your muscles form the foundation of proper posture.

  • Support your spine when lifting heavy weights. For help, ask a family member, friend, or trainer.

  • Consider consuming more Vitamin D products such as tuna, salmon, dairy products, soy milk, or egg yolks.

  • Along with these food options, also maintain a healthy diet.

  • Discover physical therapy help.

United Rehab Physical Therapy

At United Rehab Physical Therapy, we truly care about your posture. Our goal is to relieve your pain, restore your movement, and renew your health. For more support in improving your posture with physical therapy contact us today at (631) 805-2850. We look forward to hearing from you!

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