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10 Issues That Come With Poor Posture

1. Developing Atheritus Poor posture can lead to malalignment of your spine or knees, which can increase stress on your knees.

2. Poor Circulation If you sit in a chair for hours every day with poor posture, you’re at risk of developing or worsening circulation issues

3. Fatigue Unwarranted tension causes negative affects on our energy levels

4. Mood adopting an upright posture may increase positive affect, reduce fatigue and decrease self-focus

5. Forward Head “As the head progressively lurches forward over time, the individual may succumb to a myriad of musculoskeletal dysfunctions impacting various systems of the body.”

6. Breathing Efficacy To breathe properly, your diaphragm needs to have enough space in the thoracic cavity to properly release and contract with each breath

7. Headaches Bad posture can contribute to tight neck muscles and compromise the natural curvature of your spine, which can lead to headaches

8. Shoulder and Back Pain Bad posture canlead to the shortening and contraction of the lumbar muscles, which can contribute to unhealthy tightness and lower back pain

9. Sleep problems If our muscular system is not aligned properly, we won’t be able to fully relax

10. High Blood Pressure The forward rolling of your shoulders and rounding of the back can end up affecting your breathing. “There are also receptors within the neck that affect blood pressure,

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