In our technology driven world, poor posture has become an epidemic affecting people of all ages.
Hunching over desks and slouching whilst scrolling endlessly through social media affects posture. Beyond the immediate discomfort that poor posture can cause, there can also be a profound impact on our overall health and wellbeing.
This can affect the following areas:
- Musculoskeletal – poor posture places excessive strain on the spine, which could lead to chronic neck and back pain. It can also contribute to the development of conditions such as scoliosis and herniated discs, which would reduce mobility and affect your quality of life.
- Respiratory – slouching compresses the chest and restricts lung capacity. Over time this can lead to fatigue, decreased endurance, and reduced immune function.
- Digestion – poor posture compresses internal organs of the abdomen, therefore affecting the digestion process and can cause issues such as acid reflux, bloating and constipation.
- Mental and Emotional Wellbeing – studies have linked poor posture could cause increased stress & diminished cognitive function. Maintaining a good upright posture promotes positivity, mental clarity, and confidence.
In conclusion, poor posture is more than a matter of appearance. It is a health hazard that can affect multiple body systems. We should make a conscious effort to maintain correct alignment, look to incorporate regular exercise like Yoga and Pilates, set up your workstation correctly.
If you are interested to learn more about your posture, and how we can help you achieve your goals, then contact us at Wellbeing Chiropractic Health Centre, we offer Chiropractic, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Deep Tissue Laser Therapy. Please contact us on 01604 422488 for more information or to book an appointment. You can also book appointments online at https://wellbeing-chiropractic.janeapp.co.uk/
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