Did you know that approximately 80% of all neck and back problems are associated with muscles aches and pains due to poor posture?
Poor posture doesn’t just leave you feeling sore, but it can also leave you with less energy, leading to fatigue.
Poor posture can contribute to fatigue as muscles and ligaments are struggling to keep the body balanced and upright. Your muscles then need energy to be able to keep your body in an upright position, essentially wasting energy! It also can lead to poor range of motion, again, relying on the body to use up more energy than it needs to.
Good posture allows you to feel energised, refreshed and comfortable. Good posture also is important for optimal performance of the nervous system. Poor posture can lead to many problems, even problems when going to the toilet! Slouching and poor posture can lead to constipation and other digestive issues. Tight and sore muscles in the neck, shoulders and back can shorten, potentially leading to chronic pain and muscle fatigue.
How can I improve my posture?
It’s important to listen to your body. Stretching will help relieve some pain caused by poor posture. It’s also important to be mindful of your posture, are you slouching? Or are you one side dominant when you’re sitting? Even deciding to stand up with good posture can reduce the load of work the muscles have to do, leading to your body being more efficient.
If your organisation is interested in the programs we run to help with posture and ergonomics, get in contact with us to learn more.