Tips for Good Posture
Maintaining good posture keeps bones and joints in their correct alignment so that the muscles don’t strain or become fixed in an abnormal position. Good posture decreases the stress on the ligaments holding the joints of the spine together and prevents backaches and muscular pain. If you don’t have good posture already, improving it will take some practice. Dr. Maryam Jafarieh, DC, of Ft. Lauderdale Chiropractic, suggests utilizing these tips to achieve good posture.
- Imagine that a string is attached to the top of your head and pulling you upwards. The idea is to keep your body in perfect alignment, maintaining the spine’s natural curvature, neck straight and shoulders parallel with the hips.
- To stand correctly, you should always keep your shoulders back and relaxed while pulling in your abdomen and keeping your feet about hip distance apart.
- Balance your weight evenly on both feet and try not to tilt your head forward, backward or sideways. Finally, you should always keep your legs straight, but your feet relaxed.
If you have questions or concerns regarding ergonomics or posture improvement, please give us a call. To learn about services we provide at the practice, visit www.ftlauderdalechiropractic.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Maryam Jafarieh, DC, of Ft. Lauderdale Chiropractic in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, call 954-229-1995.