You may have gotten sick of hearing your parents tell you to “sit up straight!” as a child, but would you believe that they were actually right? Good posture is an important part of your body’s overall health and wellness. Unfortunately, many of us today suffer from bad posture: we sit at desks all day, hunch over our keyboards, and slouch on the couch. So why should you be working to improve your posture, and how can physical therapy help? Read on to find out!
Why is My Posture so Important?
Your spine is one of the most important parts of your body, and as such, it is important to keep it in the position it was made to be in: straight! When your spine is straight and aligned properly, the rest of the bones and organs in your body fall into place as well. Your joints and muscles naturally want to be aligned, but they only can be when your main supporting system, your skeleton, is in alignment as well. When everything is where it should be, all of the processes that your body carries out become easier, from digestion to breathing! Poor posture, conversely, causes nothing but problems. It could cause you to have problems sleeping, make it difficult to lose weight, and be the source of chronic pain. Luckily, even if you have developed poor posture over the years, it is a habit you can kick with the help of physical therapy.
With physical therapy, your body can become realigned and you can gradually work your way back to consistently good posture. Once you start going through exercises with your physical therapist, you will see the difference good posture makes in your health, happiness, and overall attitude!
Life Fitness Physical Therapy in Columbia, MD and other Maryland Physical Therapy locations are open for you to start and maintain a healthy fitness routine. Contact Life Fitness Physical Therapy to schedule your appointment by calling 410.368.1026 or click here today.
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