Do you suffer from general aches and pains? This may be due to poor posture, which occurs as we get older and adopt bad habits.
Believe it or not, though, the core reasons for many of our aches, pains and muscle tension are our adopted poor posture: poor sleeping positions; slouching over computer desks; assuming the hunched-over position while using smart phones. These are just a few adopted bad habits that have lasting ramifications.
Many of our daily habits and patterns have contributed to the posture we have today. Good posture is important; because it helps our bodies function at optimal levels. It promotes movement efficiency, balance and a general feeling of well-being.
If you have poor posture, your bones are not properly aligned, and your muscles, joints, and ligaments take more strain than nature intended faulty posture may cause fatigue, muscular strain and, in later stages, pain. Having a poor posture can cause a cycle of muscle imbalances and pain which is difficult to stop without intervention.
Many individuals with chronic back pain can trace their problems to years of faulty postural habits. In addition, poor posture can affect the position and function of your vital organs, particularly those in the abdominal region.
Pot belly, back pain and headaches are common symptoms of poor posture and recent research has also shown that it can deepen depression. On a social perspective, slouching and general bad posture are subconscious signals to others that your vitality is low. Imagine how this first impression may impact during a job interview.
Fortunately it is possible to reverse these effects, but only if you are aware of the state of your posture. An excellent way to identify any postural deviations, and get help correcting them, would be through a posture assessment.
With a physiotherapist, you can get on track, walk tall and improve your overall health in a short time. A posture assessment is also great for any age; even children stand to gain information about their bodies, which can literally change their lives. Correcting posture early on is invaluable.
On August 23rd at the Baywalk Mall, Rodney Bay, Bayside Therapy Services offers a special on posture assessments. Come to the courtyard and have your assessments done. Bring your whole family; bring friends and benefit from a service that can help maximise your potential.