While grandma may have nagged you about your posture, she may not have realized the other benefits of sitting or standing up straight with your head up and shoulders back. Mood. That’s right. Various studies reveal that maintaining good posture can also help boost your mood and slash stress.
Stratford Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center can help you with posture improvement. Our other services can also help you with mood improvement, which can contribute to your quest for better back health and wellness.
A Simple Yet Effective Action
According to research from San Francisco State University Professor of Health Education, Erik Peper, Ph.D., individuals who walk with a slumped, or downcast posture can have feelings of depression or diminished energy.
This research also revealed, however, that those feelings of depression can be reversed simply by walking in a more upright manner. Imagine being able to boost your mood and even your energy level with this easy action.
Standing in an expansive posture of confidence, even if you don’t feel particularly confident, can impact testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain. Adopting such “power poses” may even affect one’s chances for success.
If you’re having a bout of the blues, take a quick assessment of how you’re sitting and standing. Increasing your back health just may improve your mood, boost your confidence and give you more energy to take on your everyday tasks and more.
Improve Your Posture With Us
Need help improving your posture so you can feel your best, mentally and physically? Contact Stratford Chiropractic Spine and Injury Center today to schedule an appointment today. Our staff can help you enjoy the mental and physical benefits of chiropractic care by helping you improve your back health with our variety of services such as manual therapy, traction chairs, and blood nutrition testing.