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Good Posture Quick Tips

Back pain can result from injury, spinal abnormalities, degenerative conditions and even poor posture – all of which can prevent you from living an active healthy life.

Shoulders pulled back and down, head held high, stomach pulled in and chin tucked in.

Avoid 'forward head' posture, keep your cheekbones and collarbone in line.

Did you know?

Back pain is the third most common reason for taking time off work and work-related activities, including lifting heavy weights, bending and twisting and even working in the same position for extended periods can contribute to lower back problems.

Good Posture Handy Hints

Avoid sitting for long periods of time. Take brief walks or stand and stretch regularly.

When standing, balance your weight equally on both legs and feet.

Did you know?

Parents of young children are at risk of back problems due to lifting and twisting while carrying children.

COMMON POSTURE PROBLEMS

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Forward Head Posture
Forward head posture is the most common postural defect found in computer operators.

Round Shoulders
Round Shoulders is distinguished by the hunched over appearance it creates, and is a poor posture that is often associated with office workers and computer operators.

Rotated Hips
Rotate hips can be caused by holding a poor position for a long period of time, such as sitting at your desk twisting to write as well as looking at the computer.

In severe cases, long term bad posture can lead to Scoliosis, a condition that results in the spine twisting from left to right, instead of running in a straight line from top to bottom.
Depending on the severity, scoliosis of the spine can have a detrimental impact on vital organs, such as your heart, liver and kidneys.

Bad postural issues can be corrected, and even, in some instances reversed.
When in a working environment that requires a lot of desk and computer work, make sure your workstation equipment is ergonomically sound.

Take regular breaks – in fact you should take a 1 – 2 minute break every 30 minutes you spend sitting at a desk or workstation.

The above information is general information, chiropractic care is individually based: discuss your specific needs with your chiropractor.

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