What is also really interesting is that it doesn’t have to be a physical reason your posture is out of whack. Have you ever felt stressed and felt your shoulders become tight? What if one side tightens up more than the other?
When I see a person who is carrying 2kg or 10kg more down one side than the other and not evening noticing the difference, it tells me quite a few things about what’s going on on the inside. It tells me that the person has become so used to being crooked they don’t even notice it anymore. And they don’t realise what this is costing their health. It may surprise to realise you are now using more energy than you need to just keeping yourself upright. This is energy that could be used for fighting infections, for growing, for repairing, for maintaining your body, for thinking at work or learning at school for that matter. And you may be putting excess strain or load on tissues which now have greater opportunity to be injured or worn out.
If you have been leaning more to one side and it feels normal to you because you have got used to it, then you aren’t going to correct it, are you. Because you don’t even realise it’s a problem. I wonder, how much difference a postural check would make to your life? I wonder how much it would make to your children’s?
Dr Steven Hawkins (Chiropractor)