Millions of Americans are gaining (and losing) weight on a daily basis. But not a lot of people are aware of how these fluctuations affect their posture and overall health.
Besides the obvious side-effects of weight gain – heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer – moderate to severe weight fluctuations can slowly distort your posture and put unnecessary strain on your spine and the delicate nerves coming out of it.
An increase or decrease in weight by as little as 10 pounds can affect how you stand, walk, sleep, or sit. Over time your new body (and the habits you pick up as a result of it) will cause a misalignment in the spine, and create aches, pains, organ dysfunction, fatigue, and other health problems.
If you have lost weight, corrective chiropractic care should be the next step in regaining your health and posture. But if you or a loved one is overweight, the first step should be a sensible weight loss program, followed by a visit to your chiropractor specializing in Chiropractic BioPhysics.