Poor posture increases the risk of coronary heart disease by 64%.
Termites silently destroy the foundation of thousands of unsuspecting homes every year. Termites accounted for more home damage costs in Florida than all weather-related damages combined. Silent and disastrous termite destruction happens gradually over time and usually unbeknownst to the home owner until after a point of significant damage. The same principle applies to poor posture and spinal health. People tend to equate poor posture to a visually cosmetic problem. Slumped shoulders, hunched backs, and tilted posture end up being viewed as an unflattering external issue. A much more dangerous internal concern lies beneath the surface. Poor posture negatively influences the health of the entire body and causes termite-like destruction that far outweighs cosmetic flaws and back pain.
A study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine in 2006 followed over four thousand men for 20 years. Researchers assessed and monitored each subject’s posture and evaluated health risks in relationship with poor posture. The men who experienced the greatest posture deviations and height loss over the 20 year period experienced a 64% higher risk of developing coronary heart disease. The heart was directly influenced by poor posture because of the relationship between the posture, spine, and nervous system. The evidence strongly suggests that spinal evaluations and regular alignment be part of every family wellness plan.
The shape and condition of the spine directly influences posture. Posture subsequently influences every aspect of human health and performance. Regular Chiropractic care plays a vital role in improving the health of the entire body by bettering spinal and postural health. Every Chiropractic adjustment positively influences posture by improving the alignment and movement of the spine and upgrading brain and nervous system function. Adjustments improve equilibrium, stability, and flexibility while helping people better adapt to the daily stresses of life.
Pain does not serve as a good indicator for whether a child or adult needs a Chiropractor. Waiting for pain to surface usually hinders what would otherwise be a faster healing process. Houses and buildings end up far beyond repair by the time termite infestation manifests into structural damage. Poor posture begins at a very young age when a strong body ably compensates for misalignment in the spine. Parents and health conscious people across the globe understand the importance of regular Chiropractic care for themselves and their children.
The effects of poor posture happen slowly over time, most frequently with few to no outward symptoms. Science proves that extensive damage may not surface until significant damage has taken root. A 64% risk of coronary heart disease in those with poor posture proves just how significantly problems can escalate. Chiropractors specialize in improving posture by addressing the health and condition of the spine and nervous system for people of all ages.
Archives of Internal Medicine Dec. 11-25;166(22):2546-52 “Height loss in older men: associations with total mortality and incidence of cardiovascular disease..” SG. Wannamethee, AG. Shaper, L. Lennon, PH. Whincup