Posture Month & Posture Challenge PART 1

Hey everyone, it’s Doctor Hebdon. I want to say happy May to you all and happy posture month! I hope you are enjoying your spring, and what better way to jump in to summer than to think a little about your health!

This month we want to focus on: Posture. In fact, May is national posture month! The following weeks I am going to break down what posture is, the health benefits of good posture, and finally some tips and tricks to help you maintain good and proper posture. Stay tuned, we will also be releasing some videos that can help you at work and at home.

The title of this blog is Posture Month & Challenge. What that simply means is, if you check out our social media you can take part in our monthly posture challenge. We will have additional infographics, and tips/tricks to help you with your posture. All you need to do is follow our Facebook page to be included in our monthly challenge. Alright, let’s dig in!

What is posture?

Posture is simply how you hold your body. There are two different types of posture: static and dynamic. What is the difference between them?

  • Static posture is how your body holds itself when you are not moving. For example: sleeping, sitting, or standing.
  • Dynamic posture is the same except while moving. For example: walking or bending over.

If you think about that… that means that every single moment, we are in a position of posture.

It should be said that posture is extremely complex, the best way to understand your posture and to have it assessed, is to visit an expert in musculoskeletal conditions and biomechanics. This can be your local chiropractor, physical therapist, or similar professionals. If you have any questions or concerns about your posture, you can always reach out to our office at (615) 375-7100 and we can give you both an assessment and give you specific recommendations for improvement. This is vital because each person has a vastly different build, and movement type. In our next blog we are going to dig into some of the ways that posture affects our mind and body to improve our overall wellness.


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