Kerrville: How Bad Posture Affects The Body

Health & Wellness

August, 2018

NEWSLETTER

“This Happens To Your Body When You Slouch!” HOW BAD POSTURE AFFECTS YOU

When was the last time you looked in the mirror or saw a photo of your posture? If you suffer from frequent aches and pains, your posture may be to blame. In today’s society, we spend an increasing amount of time sitting looking at the TV, computer screen and looking down at our phones. If you fit into this category, then changes in your posture can have numerous negative effects on your body.

muscles in the back of the neck. Neck pain, radiating pain to the shoulders or arms, chronic headaches and even low back pain can result. Mid-back slouching – This can change the shape of your ribs and drive your head forward over time. The result can be pain in the mid-back and problems with your neck. Eventually, compression of your lungs, heart and digestive system can occur, causing internal problems.

Forward head posture – This creates strain on the neck, shortening the

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