Whether you’re at home or in the office, exhibiting proper posture can benefit your mental and physical well-being. Here at Fast Relief Acupuncture, we strive to educate our patients on the importance of posture and to provide top notch natural treatment for those that suffer from improper posture related ailments. John Kim, L.Ac., owner of Fast Relief Acupuncture, proudly serves Northern New Jersey as a posture specialist, certified by the American Posture Institute.
Proper posture establishes life-long health benefits
The Coronavirus Pandemic has brought millions of office jobs into the homes of employees, many without the proper equipment such as a desk, an office chair, et. When humans become vulnerable to a more relaxed environment, shifts may occur to otherwise normal practices, such as proper posture. Without access to an office desk and chair, employees may find themselves working hunched over the dining room table or even sprawled out on the couch. This type of posture can create an array of physical and mental issues to include, weakness of muscles and ligaments, overall poor physical condition, decreased confidence, deficits of neurological factors, pain in the neck and back, and mental illnesses, such as depression.
According to the American Posture Institute, there is a direct link between correct postural alignment and cognitive functions. When proper 90-degree alignment is achieved while sitting, employees can experience greater happiness, confidence, positivity, and better memory. All these outcomes help increase workflow and overall productivity while continuing a career from home.
Physically, good posture habits can strengthen well-being over the course of a lifetime. When proper posture is achieved, there is ultimately less strain being placed on the muscles, ligaments, and bones throughout the neck, back and lower extremities. Over time, this can strengthen the body instead of producing weak areas. Good posture practices also encourage valuable blood circulation, which keeps the body healthy and the extremities oxygenated while keeping pain at bay.
What are other positive attributes to forming a proper posture?
There are many positive effects produced when good posture is implemented.
- Alignment of bones, which decreases wear and tear of bones, joints and muscles
- Reduced risk of arthritis
- Promotes good muscle balance throughout the body
- Increases overall energy
- Improves appearance by increasing confidence
What are at-home ways that one can actively practice good posture?
Along with locating an appropriate desk and sturdy chair, employees working from home can purposefully form better habits related to good posture techniques. When sitting at a desk, be sure to place your feet flat on the floor, thighs being parallel, have your knees slightly higher than the hips, keep your back straight with shoulders comfortably back, with legs uncrossed and be sure to move about or change positions frequently, typically every 20 minutes.
How can acupuncture help employees achieve proper posture benefits?
Acupuncture is an ancient treatment that heals the body naturally through the insertion of tiny, hair-like needles. When receiving treatment, the goal is to find pain-free relaxation and ultimate healing. Fast Relief Acupuncture has in depth knowledge related to treating ailments associated with improper posture, such as pain and stress. During treatment, the body is stimulated to produce natural, pain-relieving hormones and provide a relaxing, stress-free, lasting sensation.
Acupuncture, along with practicing good posture techniques, can alleviate symptoms resulting from a work-from-home environment, such as utilizing improper equipment, ultimately leading to posture failures.
Working in a new environment does not have to be stressful. Let Fast Relief Acupuncture become your go-to for natural treatment and healing.
Visit FastReliefAcupuncture.com for more information regarding our special acupuncture services for posture relief.
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