Why is good posture important?
Having good sitting posture is vital to maintaining good health;
especially, in your office where you may be forced to sit for hours each day.
Some of the most common office related ailments are neck and back pain
due to improper sitting posture.
To alleviate these symptoms, try to sit upright with your head balanced above your shoulders, which allows your neck to remain in a naturally relaxed position.
Sit with your rear end towards the back of the chair so that your lower back is supported by the backrest. If using a computer, keep the top of the monitor just slightly above eye level as
this will allow you to maintain good head posture and reduce strain to your neck and upper back.
Proper posture also reduces compression of your upper spine, which allows you to take full, deep, unobstructed breaths. More oxygen into our lungs means better focus and function.
These small steps go a long way in maintaining a more healthy and productive you,
while keeping age related spinal degeneration at bay.
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How does Chiropractic help to boost your Immune System?
Having a strong and robust immune system is essential to healthy living. Other vital factors include maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, cultivating a positive mind set, and keeping your spine and nervous system functioning optimally with chiropractic adjustments.
What is the role of our immune system?
One of the main roles of our immune system is to protect and neutralize pathogens like bacteria, viruses and parasites. Many different parts of our body make up our immune system; from our tonsils and bone marrow, to our spleen and lymph nodes. All of these work together to keep us healthy and to prevent us from falling sick.
While our immune system is responsible for keeping us healthy, it is our spine that ensures our immune system is functioning at its best.
How does our spine affect our immune?
Research has shown that there is a strong link between the alignment of our vertebrae (spinal bones) and our body’s ability to function properly, including the immune system. If the vertebrae are misaligned, they can irritate nerves branching out from the spinal column and interfere with their ability to properly convey messages between the brain and the body. If the brain and body are not receiving correct signals, proper function may be disrupted, which can lead to increased risk of injury or illness.
How does chiropractic improve my life?
If you are looking for an alternative form of treatment that is non-invasive and natural, Chiropractic may just be the answer that you are looking for.
Chiropractic treatments are more than just for people who experience chronic neck or back pain. The main goal of chiropractic is to ultimately drive your overall health to its maximum potential, from better movement and better sleep, to better daily energy output and of course, a better functioning immune system.