Richmond Chiropractic Centre

Address:

#5520-8181 Cambie Road
Richmond, BC
V6X 1J8

Phone number:

+1 (604) 270-1007

Email:

info@richmondchiro.com

Consultation hours

Monday, Thursday and Saturday | 9am – 2pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday | 9am – 6pm

5 Reasons for Good Posture

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Good digestion:
Because posture begins with your core, it directly affects digestion. Poor posture can contribute to acid reflux by weakening your esophagus. Siting in a hunched position or lying down directly after a meal places stress on the stomach that promotes heartburn and indigestion. If you’re looking to ease digestion and practice better posture after a meal, watch your posture and exercise regularly.

Better breathing:
Deep breathing can become second nature, not just a yoga luxury. Rather than compressing your abdomen and chest, prevent shallow chest breathing by standing up straight and sitting tall at your desk. Good posture allows the front of your body to open and your diaphragm to work at its best. Still in doubt? Test it for yourself — right now — and notice the difference.

Tightens your core:
Poor posture may be the one thing preventing you from getting that six-pack. When you slouch, you start to reverse the benefits all those planks. By practicing better posture, you’ll keep your entire core engaged, even when you’re not at the gym. Sitting on an exercise ball at work is a great way to enforce good posture and tighten your core while on the job.

Strengthens back muscles, reducing pain:
Slouching at your desk or while standing puts extra strain on the muscles that support your spine, ultimately leading to other aches and pains as well. Improving your posture by unlearning all your bad postural habits and standing with your feet hip-distance apart can be the key to relieving chronic pain.

Looking slimmer:
Ladies, it’s true, bad posture makes you look heavier than you are! Standing up straight can make you look five pounds slimmer without dieting. Good posture will help you stand tall (and rock your bikini) with confidence.

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