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Posture & Exercise

Posture and exercise rank at the top of the list when you are talking about good health. They influence each other in terms of staying healthy and positive self-image, and are as important as eating right and getting a good night's sleep. Having good posture and being physically fit allows us to doing things with more energy.

Good posture means your bones are properly aligned and your muscles, joints and ligaments can work as nature intended. Good posture not only helps contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system, it also helps eliminate symptoms of fatigue, tight achy muscles, and joint stiffness and pain. When you have poor posture, the body's proper vertical position is out of alignment and the back's natural curves become distorted. Some signs of poor posture are holding the head forward, rounded shoulders, or sitting in a slumped position.

An exercise program is like having a good diet. People know they should be following it but don’t always do so. The good news is that you can make exercise improvements at any age. Exercise programs have been proven beyond a doubt in the prevention and treatment of muscle and skeletal injuries. Maintaining flexibility through stretching, and gaining muscle tone through strengthening exercises are important aspects of an exercise routine. Good flexibility and muscle tone will protect and support the body structure to help prevent an injury. However, when an injury does occur, it will often leave the body in need of some reconditioning. A body that was strong prior to the injury will usually respond faster to the healing process. Pains of the neck, back and other joints, strains and sprains, and tendonitis conditions are often seen in a chiropractic office. Treatment of new injuries consists of reducing inflammation, restoring spinal alignment, postural training, stretches and exercise instruction.

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