Dr Brad Ivanchuk is a Burlington, Ontario chiropractor and is founder and owner of Life Chiropractic Centre on Guelph Line.
He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1986.
He is also a canfitpro certified Personal Training Specialist and a Certified Posture Expert with the American Posture Institute.
Life Chiropractic Centre is a family chiropractic and postural correction facility.
Today he shares new information about posture and depression.
First of all, I would like you to imagine what your posture would look like if you got some really good news.
That job promotion you worked so hard for or you just won 1000$ on a scratch ticket.
You would be happy and excited, you would get up out of your chair and do a fist pump.
You may even jump for joy with your arms up over your head in celebration.
This type of posture is referred to as an upright and open posture.
An upright and open posture causes your body to release your feel good and self-confidence and power hormones.
Now, what would your posture look like if you just got some really sad news?
Typically, your head is down and your shoulders are rounded forwards and you may have your arms crossed in front of your body.
This type of posture is referred to as a closed posture. A closed posture causes your body to release those hormones which cause sadness, low self-esteem and depression.
This is what I would like you to consider. If you have subluxations and posture distortions the are causing you to have forward head posture, shoulders that are slumping forwards and humping of the upper back which is moving towards a closed posture, what type of hormones are continuously being released into your body on a daily basis?
Your feel-good, self-confident, power hormones or your sad, low self-esteem and depression hormones?
And for all you ladies, did you know that if you sit for more than 7 hours per day, you are 4 times more likely to be depressed?
So, once again we can see that good and healthy posture is far more important than just helping to minimize your aches and pains.
If you have any questions on this topic or any other health concerns you may have or your children may have, please call me.
Remember that consultations and posture checks are always free of charge in our office and we do also offer family appointments where we can check your whole family at the same time.
Our phone number is 905 335 LIFE (5433) or you can email me directly by clicking on the link found on our home page.
Good posture is always by design and never by circumstance.
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