Posture is a very important part of alignment and also in keeping pain away. A chiropractor in Vancouver WA can help you with these issues. By changing the way you sit, stand, and lay down, you can actually improve your life.
When you are sitting down, keeping your feet flat on the floor is a great way to ensure optimal posture. You should not cross your legs or ankles and your ankles should always be in front of your knees. If you are working at a computer you should not arch your back and there should be a gap between the chair and the back of your knees.
When you lie down, it is best for your posture to not sleep on your stomach. It is best to put a pillow beneath your knees if you sleep on your back, and in between them when sleeping on your side. Your mattress can make a big difference to posture, so investing in one that gives you a comfortable and pain free night can drastically improve your life.
Lastly, when you are standing up, your weight should rest on the balls of your feet. Many people place their weight on their heels, which can lead to poor posture and pain. You also should pay attention to your stomach, tucking it in takes the pressure off your back. When possible you should keep your feet shoulder width apart, and your shoulders should be back as much as possible.
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