60 Second Posture
Are you a sloucher?
What is correct posture? The body should be in its “anatomical position” as much as possible – head up, shoulders back, keeping the normal spinal curves. By doing this, we reduce strain on the joints and muscles, and we also reduce strain on the organs.
Body parts should be placed under the least amount of stress to reduce wear and tear. If a body part is repeatedly put in an incorrect position, the joints deform, and the muscles get misshapen — longer on one side and shorter on the other.
When you preserve your joints longer you are more flexible, which is helpful for driving and everyday tasks. Good posture can also reduce pain. Some aches and pains are due to bad posture and the strain it puts on your muscles and tendons.
Sit erect with a pillow behind your back if needed to keep your head from jutting forward. Place your monitor so you are facing straight head. Take a break every 20 minutes for 30 – 60 seconds.
Stand up straight: ears over the shoulders and hips and ankles. If you use a standing desk, put a box or small stool in front of your feet so you can shift weight between your leg from time to time. Take a break every 30 – 60 seconds.
If your bed or furniture is breaking down, replace it.
At Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we offer many natural treatments including chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy, and electrical muscle stimulation. Utilizing these methods in unison can bring the swiftest pain relief possible and encourage the body to rapidly heal itself.
When you come in for an appointment, we can talk about which is best for you and your personal needs.
Dr. Thorburn is a Registered Nurse and a Doctor of Chiropractic. She also has advanced training in nutrition. Take advantage of her 46 years of experience!