Why is Bad Posture Bad?

Remember your mothers words when she was poking you to sit or stand up straight? She was right. “Poor posture can have many negative effects on your health,”

Having poor posture can put more stress on certain muscles and joints, forcing them to be overworked and causing them to fatigue.

Here is how bad posture can impact your health:

  1. Poor posture can lead to malalignment of your spine or knees, which can increase stress on your knees
  2. Poor circulation. When you sit all day, you’re preventing your body from getting the necessary circulation it needs,”
  3. Fatigue. Poor posture adds tension and compression to structures that weren’t meant to bear that weight. These stresses and strains build up over time and make stress to our bones, joints and ligaments, even changing the way our muscles contract.
  4. Musculoskeletal dysfunctions. impacting various systems of the body. This condition can tighten some muscles and weaken others, leading to neck pain caused by muscle strain and tension headaches
  5. Breathing efficacy. To breathe properly, your diaphragm needs to have enough space in the thoracic cavity to properly release and contract with each breath which with bad posture is not possible.
  6. Bad posture can compress your organs, which can slow the digestive process and cause stomach issues