A good posture is about more than just appearance. The consequences of bad posture can be quite painful and serious, often with physical consequences to the body’s overall health. Bad posture is linked to chronic pain, respiratory issues, digestive problems, and headaches, to name just a few of the known consequences. Everyday habits that contribute to poor posture include writing and sending emails on one’s phone, wearing bras that don’t fit properly, bending over to load the dishwasher, experiencing high levels of stress, picking up children and babies, wearing shoes that lack proper support, and overexerting oneself in yoga practice.
- 28 million people in the UK have chronic pain. Most of this pain is caused from the back.
- Having good posture is a huge role in having less pain.
- Most people don’t realize that stress causes bad posture as well.
“Don’t forget how stress can affect one’s posture. In stressful situations, the added level of stress means the way one hold oneself is very different.”