Simple Ways to Improve Your Posture

Slouching is something many of us naturally do without even realizing it. It is not until we are aware of our poor posture that we attempt to fix it. Every time you sit down is a chance to practice better posture habits! Take advantage of these tips from our Wayne, NJ chiropractor at Advanced Sports Medicine to start seeing an improvement in your posture.

Sit Up!

The simple act of sitting up straight as opposed to slouching can make all of the difference in how you feel. Slouching puts a lot of extra stress onto your spine, impacting the bones, muscles and joints throughout your backbone. Plus, slouching strains your organs as well, as it makes it harder for your lungs and intestines to work the way they are meant to. If you have a desk job, try to focus on establishing better posture to see if it makes a difference in how you feel.

Watch for Text Neck

It’s easy to focus on your phone for long periods of time. This results in your neck tilting down in order for you to see your screen, putting a strain on your spine. Rather than adjusting your head to see the phone, adjust the phone so that you don’t need to strain your neck. 

Cut Back on Wearing High Heels

You may feel confident when you are wearing high heels, but they automatically push the base of your spine forward, resulting in an arched bad. Over time, this can impact your backbone alignment and put pressure on your nerves. 

Scheduling regular appointments with one of our chiropractors at Advanced Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy is a great way to stay aligned both mentally and physically! Call us today to schedule an appointment.