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2 Ways You Can Improve Your Posture

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L2 Ways You Can Improve Your Bad Posture 

It might not seem so important to you if you’re not aware of the effects of bad posture, but your posture can affect how you feel significantly. Poor posture can start off with a little bit of discomfort, but it can lead further to serious pain and an inability to sit properly. If you don’t make an effort to improve your posture when you’re experiencing discomfort, it’s only going to get worse, and you’ll wish that you had improved your posture while it was easy.

 

Generally, poor posture is experienced as a result of bad habits, like slouching, but it can come from improper equipment, too. If you spend all day in an office, you may experience poor posture if things aren’t set up properly.

 

Check your seating

 

It’s not just about how you’re sitting, but rather the seating that you decide to use. Not every chair is designed with good posture in mind, and there are some seats that are simply unhealthy for you to adjust to. If you’re going to be spending a lot of time in a seat, you want to make sure it supports you in all of the right places.

 

An office chair would be a great example of when a chair needs to have an emphasis on support, as they’re often used for hours at a time. If you’re going to maintain a job at the office, you should be sure that your office chair isn’t causing you harm. Having to sit up straight without proper support can lead to serious back and neck pain, which can worsen your posture.

 

The chair itself is important, but when working at a computer, you should also be making sure you’re sitting in the correct position so as to not cause complications for yourself. If your wrist and arms aren’t getting proper support, then you may experience things like carpal tunnel syndrome, which causes numbness in the fingers.

 

Cut out slouching

 

Slouching is a very easy position to assume because it’s the more relaxed option whenever you’re sitting or standing. If you find that you tend to slouch, now is the time to start working on that. It won’t feel as comfortable to sit up straight as it did with slouching, but know that you’re saving your back. Slouching for long periods of time can lead to severe back pain, which is much better to avoid before it happens.

 

Your standing posture is just as important, and it can be hard to stand up straight if you’ve had poor posture for a long time. It could be a good idea to see a chiropractor help you find the real issue behind your posture, and possibly get closer to the solution. You may be recommended different exercises that will help your body to align and improve your posture. On top of that, slouching can be generally unappealing and hard to be active when you’re so used to maintaining a relaxed and slouched position.

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.