3 Ways Bad Posture Can Harm Your Health

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017 in Massage Therapist and Physiotherapy Blog

3 Ways Bad Posture Can Harm Your Health

Many people don’t even notice when they have bad posture, but over time, poor posture can have many negative effects on your health. If you are worried about your posture or are starting to experience some pains you think may be related to substandard posture, our team of professionals at Heal Sports Medicine can help. Some of the ways bad posture can harm your health are:

  1. Back and neck pain. This is probably one of the most prevalent results of sitting with bad posture. When your body is out of alignment, weight is not distributed as it should be, and some areas are put under more stress than necessary. Over time, this consistent stress is what leads to chronic pain in the neck and back, which can affect many of your daily activities.
  2. Digestive problems. In addition to stress on your back and neck, poor posture can put pressure on and compress your digestive system. This can obviously cause many issues with digestion, which makes life uncomfortable in many ways.
  3. Breathing issues. You breathe best when you sit and stand tall, so your diaphragm, lungs, and ribs can work properly. Slumping over in your chair or hunching over a computer all day compromises your breathing ability, which limits the amount of oxygen that gets into your bloodstream. With proper posture, you will breathe better and avoid a variety of breathing problems.

If you are looking to improve your posture, we can help you at Heal Sports Medicine. Our team of professionals is ready to help you improve your posture and overall health. Contact us today!

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