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A Look into Posture and Your Health By Dr. Dan Are you looking straight ahead? Are you aware that abnormal posture is almost always evident in patients with chronic diseases and stress related illnesses? sitting in an office chair and while driving. The use of these props can help ease pain. "Deviations in the body's center of gravity (poor posture) have resulted in intestinal problems, hemorrhoid, varicose veins, osteoporosis, hip and foot deformities, POOR HEALTH, DECREASED QUALITY OF LIFE, and SHORTENED LIFE SPAN". –Journal of the American medical Association Your Posture is a window into your spine. Posture and normal physiology are interrelated. Posture affects and moderates every physiological function from breathing to hormonal production. Chiropractic is the largest natural health profession that is directly focused with correcting structural misalignments to your spine. A Doctor of Chiropractic will detect, analyze, and correct these misalignments Here are a few tips to improve you posture: So if you're tired of being sick, tired of being told; "You've just got to learn to live with it" and are looking for a natural method of regaining health and wholeness without polluting your body with chemicals, why not join the millions who have discovered the wonders of this amazing health care system? Discover Chiropractic! 1. Exercise and strengthen core muscles: Regular exercise such as walking, swimming, or bicycling will help the body stay aerobically conditioned, while specific strengthening exercises will help the muscles surrounding the back to stay strong. These benefits of exercise promote good posture, which will, in turn, further help to condition muscles and prevent injury. Specific exercises will help maintain good posture. In particular, a balance of trunk strength with back muscles about 30% stronger than abdominal muscles is essential to help support the upper body and maintain good posture. 2. Take a Work Break! If you are in a work environment that requires you to sit or stand for more than 30 minutes at a time, take 2 minutes to stand up, stretch and walk. 3. The use of ergonomics in the workplace: Footrests, portable lumbar back supports, or even a towel or small pillow can be used while Page 14 | Abby's Magazine - At our office, we utilize the latest technology such as thermography and digital x-ray to help you get to the cause of your health concerns. If you want more information about our office, Corrective Chiropractic or to see if chiropractic is right for you please go to or call 813-882-8181. Our office is located at 5015 W. Waters Ave., Suite D. Tampa Fl, 33635.

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