The harm of improper posture


We are used to keeping the same postures when sitting, walking or standing in daily life. However, the habitual postures people develop, may be gradually harmful to their personal health.

A wrong type of walking can cause back pain and injuries. And, with the increase of age, too many people are suffering from knee osteoarthritis, due to their bowlegs. When sitting, especially while watching TV on the sofa, our internal organs get squeezed and a straining of the lumbar muscles can be caused. Furthermore, a large number of people are used to putting their heads in their hands when thinking, which is very bad for the cervical vertebrae and causes headaches. The effects of poor posture reaches the body in many ways including how we feel. Research shows a close connection between posture and emotions. Lastly, standing is the most basic and important posture of the human body. An improper standing posture will influence the blood circulation and cause the internal organs to be pressed.

Correct your posture by conscious awareness of your own posture and knowing what posture is correct. With much practice, the correct posture for standing, sitting, and lying down will gradually replace your old posture. This, in turn, will help you move toward a better and healthier body position.

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