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Sep, 2015

Posture, Life Expectancy, Heart Disease and Asthma.

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In 2014 it was reported that texting can lead to a shortened life.

And this had nothing to do with distracted drivers; although, that is a problem.

The report was related to the posture that your neck is in when you “assume the position” of texting. Also commonly referred to as “text neck”.

A continual bent neck puts a stretch on the spinal cord.

Not even Apple’s great design team can protect you from that. . . .

Earlier in the decade it was reported that poor posture leads to a 114% decrease in life expectancy in women.

Another posture study showed a 64% increase in cardiovascular disease in men.

Poor posture has been shown to decrease lung function by 30%, interfere with immune function, and even increase the amount of circulating stress hormone effecting every cell tissue and organ in your body.

Every client I ask about posture tells me that it just makes sense that poor posture over time will eventually cause health problems.

What they don’t know is how damaging poor posture truly is.

What do you think would happen if Pfizer or GlaxoSmithKline came up with a pill that could increase life expectancy by 114%, decrease cardiovascular risk by 64% and increase lung capacity by 30%?

Would you hear about it on the news? How about Facebook. . . . Twitter. . . .

I think we know the answer to that.

But today’s chiropractic has been quietly restoring proper posture for 120 years, seeing amazing health results and rarely do you see any main stream media coverage. . . .

So here’s the skinny — posture isn’t sexy. It’s not emotional like cancer or a viral social media campaign like the ice bucket challenge.

But it is incredibly important.

In fact, ask any health provider, your medical doctor, naturopath, chiropractor. . . .and they will tell you, posture is a key indicator of health.

So if you truly want to build a rock solid strategy for great, sustainable, long term health then get to a chiropractor that specializes in postural correction.

And when I talk about posture, I don’t mean what you look like on the outside.

A proper postural assessment requires a weight bearing x-ray (that means standing up).

Your body can compensate for a lot of postural problems, so just a photo is not telling you everything you need to know. A photo is better than nothing but I’ve seen some “reasonable” posture photos covering up pretty “messed up” x-rays.

Posture may not be sexy, but it is incredibly important.

If you are tired of health strategies that are just scratching the surface: if you want true, authentic, inside out healing, then todays chiropractic is for you.

If you are having trouble finding a chiropractor in your area that specializes in postural correction then connect with us. Leave a comment below or contact us at our office (250-870-9136) and we’ll try our best to connect you with a chiropractor in your area that does corrective work. 

References

www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/10721014/Texting-for-long-periods-could-lower-life-expectancy.html?placement=CB3

Journal of American geriatric society Hyperkyphotic Posture Predicts Mortality in Older Community- Kado, Huang, Barrett-Conner, Greensdale Hyperkyphosis Predicts Mortality Independent of Vertebral Osteoporosis inOlder Women- Kado et al J Am Geriat Soc 2004 Oct;52(10):1662-7.

Narrative Review: Hyperkyphosis in Older Persons- Kado et al. Ann Intern Med. 2007 Sep 4;147(5):330-8.

New England Journal of medicine, Overweight, Obesity, and Mortality in a Large Prospective Cohort of Persons 50 to 71 Years Old Kenneth F. Adams, Ph.D., Arthur Schatzkin, M.D., Tamara B. Harris, M.D., Victor Kipnis, Ph.D., Traci Mouw, M.P.H., Rachel Ballard-Barbash, M.D., Albert Hollenbeck, Ph.D., and Michael F. Leitzmann, M.D.

N Engl J Med 2006; 355:763-778August 24, 2006DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa055643

The Rejuvenation Strategy, Dr. Rene Caillet; Director of the Department of Physiological Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Southern California

 

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