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Reset Your Energy With Better Posture

woman working with neck painDoes your job involve sitting at a desk for extended periods? Are you spending time on your computer each day? Do you catch yourself looking down at your phone or tablet, then stretching your neck back to try to work out the kinks?

Slouching, stooping and issues with the spine, hips, shoulders, neck, back muscles and abdominals can all take a toll on your health. If you have poor posture, you may experience

  • Back pain
  • Joint and muscle disorders
  • Spinal problems
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Rounded shoulders

How to Improve Your Posture

There are some simple tips that you can follow so that you can enjoy the best of health.

  1. When sitting, keep your back straight with your knees and hips level and feet on the ground. A footrest may be of help to you. Consider getting a back support or use a small, rolled-up towel on the back of your chair.
  2. When standing, keep your back straight, head facing forwards and balance your weight evenly on your feet.
  3. If you are at your computer for longer periods, get up every 20-30 minutes to move around.
  4. Take care when lifting or carrying heavy loads. Any bags that you place on your shoulders should be even on each side.
  5. Sleep with the proper pillow to prevent neck problems from developing.
  6. Exercise regularly. A simple brisk walk can keep your body and spine mobile.
  7. If you spend a lot of time on the telephone, consider getting a headset to reduce the risk of neck strain.

Do you need help improving your posture?

We can help you identify areas of poor muscle programming and imbalances as well as provides corrective treatment to prevent injuries and enhance performance. Contact Motion Health Centre today to book your time with our team!

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