Stand tall and eliminate bad posture
Everyone knows that people lose height as they age, but did you know that getting shorter can shorten your life? A recent University of London study found a strong correlation between losing height and mortality! The authors speculated that physical restriction of the lungs and abdominal cavity was responsible for the increase in cardiovascular disease, stroke, and respiratory mortality.
Height loss is usually from either the progressive hunching of bad posture, or from disc dehydration. Chiropractic can help both of these problems. Keeping the body in alignment and keeping the core muscles strong can potentially help people live longer and healthier. Patients often report that they feel taller after an adjustment. So stand tall, get your regular adjustments, and do your exercises for even more benefits than you may have thought! Many times I am asked “How often do I need to be adjusted?” While that answer is different for everyone, the minimum that I recommend for people who generally feel good and want to stay that way is once every three months. Once a month is better for anyone with a history of any significant spinal problems, and some people need it even more often. I get adjusted two to three times a month, since I’ve had a back injury, and that frequency keeps me feeling my best.