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Why a Bad Posture Can Cause Health Problems

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A good posture is critical for your body and it is something that we all take for granted. Working for extended periods, you tend not to focus on the way you are sitting – with your back hunched and shoulders dropped. Your posture has a profound effect on your overall health. If you aren’t careful and neglect sitting up straight or taking the appropriate measures to correct your posture, you may face many health complications in the future.

Here are some of health problems that an improper posture causes:

  1. Stress and Depression

A constrained and slouched body prevents you from working optimally, which results in decreased productivity and you may feel exhausted very quickly.  When your body is restricted in a certain position for an extended period, it puts too much pressure and stress on your muscles and other organs. This causes you to get tired, have headaches, lose your ability to fully concentrate, etc. Moreover, it will lead you to developing mood swings, which is a bad sign indeed.

  1. Digestive Issues

Bad posture not only affects your muscles, but it also constricts your intestines as well. This influences your digestive system and is also known to be a cause of developing that dreadful belly pouch.

  1. Poor Breathing

Among many other organs affected by your bad posture are your lungs, which only function properly when they’re expanded. Poor posture restricts this expansion and results in bad flow of oxygen to your body and blood circulation.

  1. Neck, Shoulder and Back Pain

Some of the most common effects of a poor posture are neck, shoulder and back pain. Sitting in a constrained and slouched position for extended period, without any support, will put a great deal of pressure on your upper body causing the bones in your lower back to bend out of shape over time, which is what leads to chronic back pain, which is excruciating.

How to improve your posture?

It is important you consult a good chiropractor to help get your posture in shape. A chiropractor uses rigorous body manipulations and other treatments to align your body’s structure and to let it heal itself without any surgery or medication. So if you haven’t visited one yet, then it may be time you make an appointment now.

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