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How’s your posture?

As we get older, gravity and the muscle weaknesses of weak postures can make you feel, and look, old. Awareness is the first step to making a change. So let’s check in with a simple standing posture check. The best way to get posture aware is with your cellphone camera, get someone to help you. Stand tall for your picture, and take front and side views.

Check your front view picture and ask:

  • Is your head centered over your feet?

  • Are your shoulders level?

  • Are your arms evenly spaced from your body?

  • Do both thumbs face forward?

  • Can you draw a straight line from the center of your feet to your nose?

Check your side view picture and ask: Can draw a line straight up through the feet to the

  • Ear

  • Shoulder

  • Hips

Slouchy sitting and bad tech habits are a common cause of back and neck pain, as well as headaches, and drains your energy. Now that you can see what your 'bad' posture habit is, remember to check in over the coming weeks to see how you can fix it!

Dr Sonja Kneppers - Chiropractor

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