Don't be a slouch! Having a constant bad posture adds to the stress on your spine. That pressure puts strain on the bones, muscles, and joints you need to hold your backbone in place. But a bad posture isn't just bad for your back it also pushes your inside organs together, and makes it harder for your lungs and intestines to work. Over time, that’ll make it hard to digest food or get enough air when you breathe.
- Tension headache
- Neck pain
- Pain in the chest and arms
- Pain in the groin and hips
- Depression and low energy
- Pressure over the chest
- Difficulty breathing deeply
- Pressure over the stomach and internal organs
Good posture gives you more energy and charisma and affects the body as follows:
- Stronger back
- You will be taller
- You breathe easier
- The stress hormone cortisol decreases
- The stomach is activated
- Pain in the shoulders, back and head decreases
- Gives increased self-confidence
- Improves sports performance
Good Posture means that;
- Ear, shoulder, hip, knee and ankle are in a straight line above each other
- S-curvature of the spine
- From the front, the shoulders, hips and knees should be parallel to each other
- The body should be able to have a relaxed upright position, without any conscious effort
Having a good posture has positive health impacts
Reduced sick leave
Good posture and ergonomics contribute to fewer sick leaves. A strong and proud posture reduces negative workload, back pain and other shoulder and back related injuries.
Good posture gives a wonderful radiance of pondus, security and self-confidence. You radiate a security that spreads to the inner feeling but also to how you are experienced.
Good posture reduces the stress hormone cortisol by 25%. When a person is nervous and scared, they often bend to a bad posture so as not to be “seen”, which increases the stress hormone.