Abnormal postures have been linked to depression, decreases in energy, headaches, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Maintaining good posture as you age can help keep any unnecessary stress off your spine and joints, positively impacting your overall spinal health for years to come.
What’s more, your ability to move through a full range of motion without pain plays a big role in how your posture looks when you're still.
But is there such a thing as perfect posture?
Well, the idea of perfect posture is a bit complicated.
The latest research shows that it makes more sense to think about your posture as dynamic, not static.
That’s because your ideal or perfect posture is constantly changing and evolving.
Why it Matters:
Your posture consists of a dynamic pattern of responses, reflexes, and habits - not a single position.
Poor posture is usually caused by what you aren’t doing instead of what you are doing.
The effects of gravity, the ergonomics of your desk at work, and your anatomy all play a role.
Even with great ergonomics, sitting for hours each day working on a computer can lead to postural issues.
As the leading posture rehab chiropractor in Pembroke and Renfrew County, we see this in our practice every day.
Think about it.
Most of us aren't moving and stretching very often as we work or even rest with our smartphones or tablets in hand.
Over time the imbalances caused by those long hours spent looking down at our devices can lead to a habitual forward head posture.
And while there may not be a one size fits all perfect posture, you can bet nearly every one of us has developed some level of habitual forward head posture.