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Can Poor Posture Affect Your Breathing?

What Are The Impacts Of Poor Posture?

Poor posture can limit breathing capacity and cause increased tension within the upper back and shoulder region. A prolonged posture that is not corrected can lead to uneven weight distribution throughout the body and be a cause of increased wear and tear on bones, discs and joints. This is what our team of chiropractors aim to correct and make changes to so that joint dysfunction and degeneration can be avoided.

4 Activities That May Cause Poor Posture

How Does Poor Posture Affect Breathing?

Poor posture decreases the amount of capacity within the lungs. This is because the area becomes compressed not allowing the lungs to fill adequately and limits the amount of strength the diaphragm has to operate effectively.

3 Ways To Help Improve Posture!

  • Be aware of activities that cause forward head posture and rounding of the shoulders
  • Stand tall or sit upright with head support to stop you from hunching
  • Use a standing desk and use chair’s with lumbar support

Tips to improve Overall Breathing

  • Deep breathing
  • Breathe in through your nose (Avoid mouth breathing unless exerting)
  • Practice breathing (breath in for 3 seconds, hold for 3 seconds and exhale for 3 seconds)
  • Stretching and exercising the upper back (thoracic region)
  • Yoga / Pilates

*Our Chiropractors are upskilled in many areas of rehabilitation. If you are someone who is suffering from poor posture or bad postural habits book an appointment today or give our team a call today on 9376 2002 at The Melbourne Chiropractor to find out how we can help you out today!

*You Can Visit Us At Any Of Our 3 Locations – Broadmeadows – Westmeadows – Fawkner



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