Health & Fitness
JOHNS CREEK PHYSICAL THERAPY
The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body “Is Your Posture Hurting Your Health?” POSTURE AFFECTS BACK & NECK PAIN
Poor posture can be a serious danger to your health. If you have poor posture, your bones are not properly aligned increasing abnormal strain on your muscles, joints and ligaments. Poor posture can cause fatigue, muscular strain and in later stages, pain. In addition, poor posture can affect the position and function of your vital organs, such as your heart, lungs and intestines. Maintaining good posture can have a dramatic improvement on your health and the way you look and feel. Some of the perks of good posture include: • Constant exercise for your back and abdominals. Holding good posture takes effort and makes you use the muscles in your back and abdomen.
• It greatly improves your breathing. Good posture makes room for your lungs to function at their best – rather than being squashed when you hold your body in a slouch. Good lung function has a healthy impact on all aspects of your body’s functions. • It protects your organs, bones, joints and muscles. Holding correct posture helps reduce unnecessary strain and pressure on these body parts. Many neck and back pains develop from issues of poor posture. If you or someone you know may need improvement with posture, schedule an appointment by calling our office at 770-622- 5344 or visit www.johnscreekpt.com.
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