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It's no secret that having good posture yields all sorts of health benefits, especially when it comes to your back, neck, and spine.

But did you know that there is a suggested link between poor posture and having a bad mood? Read on to learn how.

Depression and Poor Posture

Usually, our body language speaks for us. When someone is depressed they're more likely to slouch or slump, exhibiting poor posture. Slouching has been shown to spark negative thoughts and emotions.

Bad Moods and Back Pain

Back pain also puts anyone in a poor mood. Those who deal with chronic pain can become preoccupied with it -- chronic pain can affect our production at work and seep into our social lives.

Kyphosis also results from spending large amounts of time hunched over the computer screen. This is characterized by the shoulders curling up while the head and neck bend and reach toward the screen. At the same time, the pectoral muscles tend to tighten up, causing the spine to sacrifice its vertical alignment.

Visiting your local chiropractor can help you reduce stress and improve your mood. Your chiropractor can also help improve your posture, which will help you enjoy new health benefits.

Contact Optimal Health & Wellness Center today to learn more about how you can optimize your health through chiropractic care.

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