I want to improve my posture | Auckland Health and Performance

I want to improve my posture

Better, Stronger, Fitter

I think that is cool. Good posture translates into more confidence, good body language and sometimes even a better sense of overall wellbeing.

Good posture doesn’t necessarily mean less spine pain

But as I answer most tricky questions: It Depends

If you get up in the morning, sit on your butt all day at work, come home and sit on the couch with your phone in hand scrolling through facebook. I think we have a lack of movement problem not necessarily a posture problem

If you sit all day and don’t have an active lifestyle posture can contribute to discomfort in your body, for sure it can. For example, think about an achy back after a long car ride.

Here is a list of things you can do to improve your posture

• Exercise Regularly
• Stretch and Strengthen your body
• Drink lots of water – this means you have to get up and go to the bathroom a lot
• Get a stand-up desk
• Check the set up of your computer at work
• Quality pillows and bed
• Get your 10,000 steps in a day

The more movement variability in your day. The less important posture becomes…

The less active you are the more effect posture will have on your pain

The more active and proactive you are the less effect posture will have on your body

 

Posture really doesn’t matter that much to be honest – what matters is movement

My job as the chiro is to help your find new ways to move your body so the posture doesn’t matter, to help you create a strong resilient body

Physical pain in the body is complex, multifaceted and experienced differently for every single person based on physiology and their own experience

How do you fix a sway back?

You don’t

How do you fix anterior pelvic tilt?

You don’t

Keep moving, keep your body strong = the most important postural correction

Don’t buy into the bs. The latest science shows poor correlation between posture and pain

Should I buy a posture corrector?

No. There is plenty you can do before that. Speak to your trusted health care professional