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Poor Posture, Poor Mood

Whenever you’re sitting at a computer, be conscious of your posture and keep your feet evenly planted on the ground. As many people are finding themselves spending more time sitting slumped behind a screen or standing on their feet for hours on end without a break, paying attention to your posture is more important than ever. If you’ve never thought much about whether you’re sitting or standing stance is doing harm to your health, you might want to start before you find yourself in a bad mood.  Each time we lean forward 60 degrees, the stress placed on our neck is increased dramatically. This can lead to numbness, pain, pinched nerves and improper breathing—none of which are good for your mood! Stress on your neck can also lead to tense upper back and shoulder muscles, resulting in headaches which can be very frequent for some with poor posture.Your body language is closely related to posture. A slumped stance can make us appear sad, afraid or disinterested to p…
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Ergonomic Tips

Whenever your posture deviates from your center of balance, your muscles have to bear the extra load. Getting your body back to its center of balance by improving your posture is critically important to improving how you feel. 
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Why choose chiropractic?

If things aren't moving the way they are supposed to, it will have a negative impact on your ability to function. That's why most people find routine chiropractic care to be very beneficial.
Physical or psychological stress, accidents or bad positions can affect the musculoskeletal system. They can cause pain or local deterioration of nerve function, and affect vital organs and respiratory, circulatory and nervous systems.​Chiropractic focuses on correcting the cause of your problem, not just on suppressing your symptoms. Ultimately, the goal of receiving chiropractic adjustment should be to restore the body to its natural state of optimal health.

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Health Tips for Frequent Flyers

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