ABC News Andrea Finney speaks with posture expert Dr. Steven Weiniger on the connection between posture and attitude.
A study with people clinically diagnosed with depression found when they were supported to have better posture their depression improved. Moreover their cognition, their ability to think clearly, problem solve and communicate improved. The study also showed their personal perception and attitude got better as well.
Posture isn’t about sitting straight or being stiff and upright, it’s how you hold your body. This has an impact on our attitude because the way we sit, stand and move affects our outlook. Think about what outward signs of depression look like – hunched over, rolled in shoulders, looking down – a defeated posture.
You want to have StrongPosture® in all the things you’re doing in life. Think tall, because doing so helps you do something else that’s crucial for health – breathing. When you’re slumped over you can’t breathe as well.
Especially in our tech society, everyone spends to much time on the phone and too much time sitting in front of a computer. We’re training muscles and ligaments to work in a bent forward, folded, poor posture.
Getting help from a chiropractor makes sense to unlock restricted movement and get the body moving full range. Then retraining how you move with motor control exercise to create good postural and movement patterns, get out of pain, and keep your body feeling good is essential.
In fact, new back pain treatment recommendations from the American College of Physicians now says it’s better to get adjusted, get muscle therapy and do exercise – not take prescription drugs.