“Stand up straight!”, “Pull your shoulders back!”. As children, we were told time and time again to straighten ourselves out, yet many of us simply didn’t have a clue why this upright behavior was being demanded of us.
Posture applies to the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing or sitting. You have good posture when your body is able to stand, walk and sit in a manner that reduces the amount of strain that’s placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement or weight-bearing activities.
The health benefits, of proper posture, are endless.
- Our bones and joints remain in the correct alignment, so our muscles are used adequately.
- It can help decrease the abnormal wearing of joint surfaces that can result in arthritis.
- It decreases the stress on the ligaments holding the joints of the spine together.
- It prevents fatigue because muscles are being used more efficiently, allowing the body to use less energy.
- Correct posture also prevents general strain or overuse problems, and it relieves,or can even negates, backache and muscular pain.
- Last but not least, good posture contributes greatly to a good appearance.
Yes indeed – good posture can make you lot more irresistible to the opposite sex! A well balanced posture is proven to be an integral part of physical attractiveness. In most cultures correct posture is considered as a mark of a well balanced and adaptable personality and, believe it or not, both men and women consider this as one of the most salient features in the attractiveness. Ladies and gentlemen, now is the time to take a look in the mirror, see how we can stand and walk a little taller.
With the benefits of good posture being many, from being healthy to looking healthy and attractive, we need to take a first step towards the right direction. If you feel that you have an issue that is posture related, there are a number of methods that have a good track record of helping people improve their posture. However it is the Chiropractic approach that many prefer, as it delivers a strong balance of practical and medical input to maximum positive result.
Many of us think of a Chiropractor as a medical professional who only deals with back problems using spine cracking techniques that involves bending us into funny shapes for the good of our health. This is a common misconception. A Chiropractor is a doctor who is trained in the science, art and philosophy of physical medicine just like Medical Doctor, but instead of prescribing medicine or delivering surgery, is specialized in manipulation and adjustment of the musculoskeletal system of the entire human body.
A Chiropractor is specially trained in the art of detection and they see posture as the window to the spine, with poor posture generally indicating that there may be a problem with a person’s spine and nervous system, something that is likely to have negative repercussions on the entire body. The related problems that can manifest themselves can affect multiple organs, glands and the nervous system of the body leading to not just muscular but also general ill health.
Get your posture checked by one of our chiropractors at Chiropractic Dubai by making an online booking or phoning the clinic on +971 (0) 4 348 1166