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Back on Track: Seven Ways to Correct Your Posture in Daily Life

A person who practices good posture on a daily basis, has a better chance of maintaining a healthy body and mind. One of the primary benefits of practicing good posture is alleviating common aches and pains, such as back and neck strain. Here are seven ways to correct your posture in daily life, and lengthen the life of your spinal health.

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Become Familiar with Good Posture
The only way you can practice good posture is if you know what good posture is. Good posture is defined as keeping your body aligned. Start from the head and go down, making sure all is aligned with your spine. Using a mirror will help you align your back, shoulders, chin, and feet perfectly. Try different positions to help you get the feel for what you’re doing right or wrong.

Train Your Muscles to Get the Job Done
Training your muscles is as easy as exercising. Lifting weights will get the job done. When you exercise, make sure you exercise all parts of your body evenly. Exercising all parts of your body can balance your weight, and help with posture.

Use Your Spare Time Wisely
In your spare time, practice correct posture. While you’re waiting around or have spare time, practice posture by placing your elbows by your waist, and touching your shoulders with your hands. You can repeat this exercise for as long as you are waiting.

Stretch Your Body and Muscles
Stretching your body and muscles is great for overall health, but when you are stretching for the sole purpose of posture, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. When you’re stretching, involve every part of your body. Maintaining correct posture does not require the flexibility, but it helps.

Fit Yoga into Your Routine or Schedule
There are many different health benefits of yoga, and maintaining correct posture is one. You do not need a rigorous yoga routine, but Stroud Chiropractic Clinic recommends light yoga at least once a week. This type of light exercise can help you improve your balance and make your muscles stronger. Yoga will help you maintain the correct posture whether you are sitting, standing or walking.
Become Acquainted with Your Center
Mastering posture and balance is about finding your center. Finding your center is best when you are in an upright position. Put yourself in a normal position where your feet are approximately a shoulder width apart while standing up straight, then mark with your mind where your abs need more work.

Teaching Your Body the Ropes
If you have never practiced maintaining the correct posture, or it has been a while since your body has experienced maintaining the correct posture, you need to teach yourself the steps. When your body knows what the correct posture feels like, it will be easy to distinguish the difference between the correct and wrong posture.

Here are seven ways you can correct your posture on a regular basis in daily life. Many of these techniques can be performed while you are at work or home. Maintaining a proper posture is a guaranteed way to ensure a healthy and fulfilled life.

 

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