We all are aware that posture is important, but there may be some benefits of good posture that would surprise you. The typical benefits of healthy posture include reduced low back pain, decreased tension in your upper and mid-back, and less neck pain and headaches. Some unexpected benefits include breathing better, less jaw pain, and more energy, as well as better mood, digestion, circulation, core strength, and concentration. On top of that, you will have better exercise performance and simply appear thinner, taller, and more confident. There are small steps that you can take to improve your posture.
When standing, ideally, your ear should be in an imaginary straight line with your shoulder, hip joint, and ankles.
When sitting, choose a supportive chair, chest lifted, keep your hands relaxed and shoulders down.
Plan to do quick self-checks on your posture throughout the day.
As always, visit your Doctor of Chiropractic to get adjusted. This will help your joints stay in alignment. He or she may educate you on specific stretches and exercises for your condition and posture.