3 Ways Posture Impacts Your Life

poor posture and healthYour posture, good or bad can affect your life. Studies have shown that posture can have an impact on your business, energy and even be involved in predicting if you will need home assistance as you age.

  1. 1. Success In Business

In an article, The Power of Posture published by Harvard Business school, stated that your posture or stance projects to those around you how energetic, confident and powerful you may be. Those who’s posture exhibits slumped shoulders, a sagging stomach and a slow pace are seen to lack confidence, not having much energy and overall less important, powerful or successful.

While these impression may not be accurate or fair, they are the results of that external first impression conveyed by our posture.

  1. 2. Lack of Energy

A study published in the journal Biofeedback discovered that by choosing to alter our bodies posture to a more upright one can improve our energy levels and mood. The study had participants walk down a hallway slouched over and then skipped down the hallway. The reports were that skipping increased their energy while the slouched position decreased their energy.

  1. 3. Predicting The Need Of Home Care In Later Life

A Japanese study published in the Journals of Gerontology Series A indicated that your posture can predict the risk of future disability.  The study found the shape of an individual’s spine can be and indicator of the need for home help in later life.

In many instances poor posture can be helped by changing your daily habits and specific exercises. Unfortunately, if you have experienced poor posture for a long period of time, or you have developed degenerative changes, you may need the help of a doctor of chiropractic. Using specific spinal adjustments and exercises the chiropractor can help you get the relief you need.

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