The beauty and appeal of preventative healthcare programs such as chiropractic is that it puts the power over your health back into your own hands. Learning about your posture can give you an understanding of how to care for your spine and maintain your health & mobility.
If your left shoulder is higher than your right, it might not be a good idea to rest your arm on the car window while driving. If your right hip is higher than the left, only cross your left leg over your right, never vice versa. Does your neck feel sore after working on the computer? Try raising the bottom of your monitor to eye level to help keep the curve in your neck, and sit on the edge of your chair to keep the curve in your low back.
Also, you should drink half your body weight in ounces of water each day (for example, a 160-pound person should drink ten 8-ounce cups of water).
Not soda, coffee, fruit juice, or sports drinks – WATER!
The discs that cushion the bones of your spine are 88% water. If your body is dehydrated, the discs are the first to suffer. Once the discs lose their ability to cushion the spine from the stresses of gravity, your posture will begin to deteriorate much more rapidly, and the nerves that run from your spinal cord to every single cell in your body will lose their ability to keep those cells healthy.
“Posture is the Key to Life.”