Working smarter, not harder is a mantra we have all come to live by. But, if you’re finding that no matter how many hours you log, you’re still not performing at your best, your posture could be to blame.

If your wondering how to dramatically improve your productivity at workplace, at home or at anything you do, read more on this article to know that improving your body posture is the simple and best way to do it.

How you sit can mean the difference between your body being energized and ready for life’s daily challenges or you feeling sluggish, barely making it through the workday. In fact, recent research has found that slouching can decrease your oxygen intake with each breath by 30%. That means less oxygen going into your body and less energy your body can crank out to keep you running on all cylinders.

Slouching can also indirectly affect your overall health. By putting more strain on your upper body and back, your spine can be pushed out alignment. This can lead to more tension and pain in your upper body and may result in poor sleep, and continued feelings of sluggishness. And, this effect can take its toll on your personal and workplace performance. According to a recent Gallup poll, depressed moods and lower employee health outcomes result in over $300 billion lost in productivity.

Correcting and improving your posture is one of the quickest ways to naturally boost your productivity level, without the use of medication or energy drinks. The key to an improved posture is to identify the root cause of why you may be slouching and what you can do to correct the issue.

At Corrective Chiropractic, we take a proven and award-winning approach to helping you manage your posture and your overall health. Our experienced doctors will meet with you and assess your current posture and work with you to determine the best way to correct and maintain your posture moving forward. We can also partner with you to enhance your nutritional intake to ensure that you are getting both the nutrients and energy you need to take your productivity to the next level.

Helping you get the most out of life is our highest priority at Corrective Chiropractic. Our expert posture correction services will ensure that your spine is properly aligned and you are well on your way to performing at your best.

For a complimentary posture evaluation, feel free to contact any one of our four greater Atlanta locations. We’ll walk you through the entire process and answer any questions you may have. Give us a call today at 404-355-5499.

Boosting your digestive system doesn’t start with your gut – it starts with your posture. Checking your (proper) posture is one of the easiest ways that you can manage your digestive system. When you go from a standing to a seated position, your body has to quickly compact itself into a smaller space. And, if you slouch or have poor posture, your body has to contort itself that much more – often slowing down important body systems.

If you’re like most working professionals, you may spend a lot of your week sitting. Whether it is during a meeting, in front of your computer, or on the train commuting to work, you likely spend an average of 13 hours per day in a seated position. That means for more than half of every day your intestines are constricted into a smaller than normal space.

Sitting up straight could aid better digestion. In order for your digestive system to function at its best, your stomach and intestinal walls must contract through a series of coordinated movements called peristalsis. It is this process that enables our food to travel throughout the digestive system, delivering nutrients to keep us energized. When you sit up straight, this process is naturally slowed down, but when poor posture is factored in, it nearly grinds to a complete halt.

Imagine trying to navigate your way through a long, dark hallway, as the ceiling is collapsing on top of you. It becomes very hard, very quickly, when the space you’re traveling in is getting smaller and smaller. This is exactly what happens to the food in your digestive system when you sit with poor posture. A decrease in food digestion often leads to a decrease in energy, as your body struggles to process foods and absorb nutrients. This can also lead to the production of gas, painful constipation, and acid reflux.

But, the good news is…

Poor or slouching posture can easily be corrected. The award-winning posture specialists at Corrective Chiropractic are experts in assessing spinal misalignments and using proven, pain-free techniques to help you feel your best. Our non-invasive procedures will help restore your posture to near perfect alignment, so you can live a happier and healthier life.

If you would benefit from having more energy, less stress, and an improved digestive system, then contact the trusted chiropractors at Corrective Chiropractic today to schedule your first appointment.

Make Every Breath Count – Check Your Posture

Sitting up straight could be your most effective way to manage your health. Shocking, but true! Having an improved posture can help to not only alleviate stiffness in your neck and back, but it can also play a vital role in your mood, stress level, even how you breathe. In fact, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation found that patients with poor posture, characterized by slumped shoulders and a tendency to lean forward while sitting, had 30% lower lung capacity.

When you sit naturally, your organs are compressed into a smaller space. And, the organ that becomes the most compressed is your lungs. This is how proper body posture is important as it affects your breathing. Your lungs are designed to be flexible and continually expand and contract. However, with poor posture, the space that is available for them to expand as you inhale is severely restricted. This results in lower lung volume, meaning you draw in less air with each breath. When you slouch, you also decrease the movement of your diaphragm, the thick muscle at the base of your lungs that is responsible for regulating how your pleural cavity contracts and expands.

With a smaller space to operate, your lungs will not be able to take in the maximum amount of air and energize your body cells with the high levels of oxygen it needs. When your body is seemingly starved of oxygen, your body’s natural stress responses are put into overdrive. This often results in shortness of breath, which can lead to mental fog and decreased energy levels. Slouching also puts more muscular strain on your chest, neck, and shoulder muscles, and, if left untreated could lead to chronic pain.

The exact cause of poor posture can vary, but working with an experienced chiropractor can be one of the most effective ways to pinpoint the issue and correct it without the need for medication or surgery.

At Corrective Chiropractic, our focus is on alleviating your stress areas and ensuring your body is in proper alignment to help you feel your best. We will do a thorough and pain-free spinal assessment and work with you to identify those trouble areas that may be contributing to your poor posture. With regular chiropractic adjustments, our clients are able to both improve their posture and boost their entire respiratory system functioning.

To schedule your first appointment or to explore how our expert chiropractic services make the difference in our patients’ lives, click here.

American adults are on a path to set a startling record. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), two out of every three Americans have pre-hypertension or hypertension. And, the most common form of treatment, comes courtesy of Big Pharma, in the way of expensive and health-damaging blood pressure medications. However, recent studies are pointing to a unique chiropractic adjustment that can be used to effectively and significantly lower high blood pressure – naturally, without medications.

When performed correctly, the adjustment has been found to be the same as or more effective than taking two blood pressure medications in combination. Doctors, in a 2007 study, have also cited no adverse side effects or long-term health risks associated with this chiropractic treatment to manage high blood pressure.

The success of this chiropractic adjustment is rooted in the realignment of the Atlas vertebra, a doughnut-shaped bone located at the base of the skull and the top of the spine.

Patients that underwent this pain-free alignment, saw a 14 mmHg drop in their systolic blood pressure and an 88 mmHg or greater drop in the diastolic blood pressure. This means, a patient with a blood pressure of 130/90, could see immediate effects from the procedure and have their blood pressure naturally lower to 116/82, back within healthy range.

 

How is the spine related to hypertension?

The proper spine alignment adjustment is essential in how the body and brain function. When the Atlas vertebra is misaligned this can cause muscular stress in the surrounding area. At the base of the brain, are critical muscular control areas that, if pinched, misaligned vertebrae could disturb blood flow through the arteries, resulting in higher blood pressure. By performing a non-invasive Atlas adjustment, chiropractors are able to relieve the stress at the base of the brain and help the body naturally regulate its blood pressure levels.

 

Strugling With Your Blog Pressure?

If you’re struggling to control your blood pressure or want to explore the health benefits that a chiropractic adjustment can provide, click here to contact the experienced doctors at Corrective Chiropractic.

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Corrective Chiropractic ranked top 6 on Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Healthiest Employers 2018 under Small Companies Category!

At Corrective Chiropractic providing expert care for our patients begins with our employees. We understand that when our employees are healthy, happy, and feel at their best this will translate into the highest level of care for our patients.

The health and wellness of all of those who enter our offices, both employees and patients alike is our top priority. That’s why we have shaped our company culture to be one of support, positivity, and always with a focus improving the lives of our community.

Our employees are encouraged to maintain a healthy lifestyle and can use their two-hour lunch break, stand-up workstations, and the on-site fitness center to achieve their personal wellness goals.

At Corrective Chiropractic, we don’t simply “walk the walk”, instead we are mindful of everything we do from the design of our office to the words we use with our patients and staff. Our practice is firmly rooted in helping our community be the happiest and healthiest in the state.

We are excited to be recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as the 6th Healthiest Company, in the 2-99 employee category. With our second consecutive Top 10 placement on this list, we look forward to continuing to bring exceptional chiropractic service and wellness support to our patients, our staff, and the greater Atlanta community.

Conclusion:

To schedule an expert chiropractic consultation or to learn more about why Corrective Chiropractic is one of the best places to work in Atlanta, talk to us at 404-355-5499. For the complete award announcement and details, click here.