Walking is highly beneficial to the body. It assists with strengthening muscles, cardio and can even help with improving posture.
Here at Back to Basics Chiropractic we see a lot of patients affected due to poor posture. Daily tasks such as office jobs and the habit of being in front of a computer or on the phone compress the spine.
The simple act of taking of walk helps to retain good posture, improve your mood and reduce body fat. Here are just a few tips that will help in improving your posture and building up muscle strength.
Tips for posture whilst walking:
- Whilst walking make sure you try to stand up as tall as possible. This helps in stretching out the spine.
- Take longer steps. This helps to stretch out the legs and opens up the pelvic area.
- Keep your chest out
- Have your shoulders back
Having good posture is important for your body. This is due to it contributing to the alignment for your joints, muscles and even your ligaments. Proper posture help organs sit in place improving their efficiency to function.
Poor posture can lead to fatigue, stiffness and pain in your joints and sore and achy muscles over your body. It can also affect the bodies overall functioning.
Book in with one of our chiropractor at Back to Basics Chiropractic over the phone or online to talk about your posture today.