Improving Spinal Health With Better Posture
Poor posture to the fore
We are all aware of the role posture plays in spinal health, and it is an essential one. But as a nation, our postural health is under threat. Sitting up straight with your head back is all well and good, but that doesn’t address the fact that our bodies simply aren’t meant to sit for such a long period of time. Even if you were able to maintain a perfect, balanced posture for 8 hours straight, your spine would still suffer from the lack of movement. So it’s time to stop chasing this elusive ideal of perfect posture, or at least change our thinking about it.
Perfect posture is not static
Yes, you need to know how to sit; yes, you need your ergonomic set up to support good posture; and yes, you need to be aware of your posture at all times. But even that isn’t enough! Posture is a never-ending struggle and the easiest way to keep the odds in your favor is through purposeful movement. You are stuck in a paradox: your body was not designed to sit, but you are forced to sit in order to be productive and make money. The answer is that we must move in every way possible, starting from a seated position. The truth is, you don’t have to even leave your chair to alleviate tension from your muscles. Simple neck and back stretches can be done from your chair in support of maintaining blood circulation and elasticity in the musculature.
Perfect posture is underpinned by purposeful movement
At Gregoryalind DC, we are a great Milpitas, CA posture resource. We can show you what it looks like to have, “perfect posture,” from a musculoskeletal perspective, and we can also teach you how to set up your workplace with good ergonomics that make maintaining perfect posture easier. Most importantly, we will show you the movements that matter, and ones that can be done within the space of your desk, for keeping your body in a state of balance and health throughout the day. If you are interested in turning the tables of posture in your favor, give our office in Milpitas a call to schedule an appointment today.