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Why You Need Perfect Posture

March 3, 20149 min
Having poor posture plays a role in many injuries, and can be the reason for your chronic body pains.You've been told your whole life to sit up straight and you might have even had a mother or teacher physically correct your slouched back. You might want to thank them instead of rolling your eyes. Do you know why posture is so important for your health?At a foundational level of your health, having correct posture is the most important thing you can have. Everything in your health like breathing, exercising, how you do your daily functions depends on your posture.Did you know that posture uses 90 percent of our energy value?You are naturally compromising your posture and have been since the day you were pulled out of the birth canal. Learning to walk, learning to sit up, actually damage your tendons that hold your body together, causing you to lean over and become out of alignment.Is there anything that you can do to restore your posture?The best way is to correct your hunchback is to realign your back with professional help. Seeking professional help, you not only get correct posture, you will learn exercises specifically designed for your trouble areas; head, shoulders, back, etc.Board Certified in OrthospinologyDr. Russell Friedman, DC shares why your posture is so important for your body and health.

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