16 Negative Effects of Bad Posture

Have you ever thought that your posture which you adopt while sitting, walking, lying and other daily routine tasks, may be incorrect? Yes, it may be. If you adopt bad posture for a prolonged period of time, it will result in an unhappy outcome for you. Here we’ll discuss some negative effects of bad posture.

1) Poor Blood Circulation

Poor body posture may lead to the compromised blood supply to the affected body parts. It is a typical concept for females that the proper way of sitting is to sit by crossing your legs while in fact, this is not a good posture. In this pose, the pressure of gases and fluids moving through our body is increased. If you adopt this posture for a prolonged period of time, it can lead to spider veins on the lower extremities and lower back pain.

2) Enhanced Stress

The side effects of bad posture are increased mental and physical stress. You suffer from physical stress on the body which leads to body aches and soreness which is further converted to mental stress. According to a study, sitting in an upright posture may be a behavioural adaptation to help improve resilience to physical and mental stress. Poor posture also enhances the level of cortisol in the body and diminishes the testosterone level.

3) Aches and Soreness

Some persons adopt slouching posture which is not a good posture for our body. It causes muscle fatigue and muscles are stressed to work harder. Generalized body aches and soreness are the common side effects of bad posture that are often ignored but it can result in long term health problems. Lumbar pain is commonly caused by bad posture because a lot of extra stress and strain is exerted to the lower part of the vertebral column when you are having a bad posture.

4) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

As you know that the nerves present in your cervical region control the motor function of your hands, wrists, arms, etc. Bad posture has bad impact on these nerve roots sometimes leading to nerve compression. If the nerves of the wrist area impinge, it will result in carpal tunnel syndrome. Muscles become stiff and taut and you will suffer from pain, numbness and tingling sensations.

5) Loss of Motivation

As, the people adopting bad posture permanently also has less confidence usually, so less motivation is also exhibited by poor posture. People also consider you a shy and less confident person when you are slouching which has not a good effect on your social and working life.

6) Poor Digestion

Poor posture may also show consequence in the form of poor digestion which is often overlooked. When you are hunched over and in slouching position, your viscera bunch up together. Thus, it becomes difficult for the body to properly digest the food. This can lead to constipation. It also has a harsh impact on your metabolism and at the end, affects your physiological body processes leading to life-threatening metabolic problems.

7) Fatigue

When you are adopting a poor posture, your body works toughly to keep you in an upright position, and ultimately you’ll feel tiredness and fatigue. Since being in an upright position is the normal posture of your body, so your body permanently tries to get it back. The body needs more energy for this purpose and at the end, you might feel extreme fatigue and tiredness.

8) Sleep Problems

According to research, bad posture has a negative impact on your sleeping ability. The logic behind this is, we’ll not be able to relax completely if our muscular system is not aligned properly.

9) Low Mood

Most of the people think that how one sits or stands is completely isolated from one’s mood. But the posture of a person actually plays a significant role in the mental status of the person. According to a study, the persons who were habitual of sitting in a slumped posture, show more frequency of low mood, lower self-esteem and more fear than the persons who adopt upright posture.

10) Foot Pain

All the misalignment you adopt may result in a bad impact on your feet. Bad posture causes you to suffer from foot pain and prevents you to wear your favourite shoes. This fact emphasizes you to pay proper intention to your body posture from your toes to your head.

11) Workout Recovery Issue

Bad posture also has a negative effect on your recovery times and workout routine. Some muscles bear extra stress when you adopt the poor posture and thus fatigued early. This causes you to suffer more pain after a workout because the body is irritated and show an inflammatory response.

12) High Blood Pressure

When you slouch while standing position or slump while sitting position, you will end up with high blood pressure, according to the research held at the University of Leeds. Rounding of your back and rolling movement of your shoulders always have a negative impact on your breathing. There are also some receptors in the neck that have an effect on your blood pressure.

13) Subluxation

A vertical subluxation happens when your vertebral column is misaligned leaving a bad impact on the overall integrity of the rest of the vertebral column. When this takes place, the subluxations leave a lot of stress on the back of a person. They also irritate the nerves present in the surrounding regions.

14) Nerve Constriction

When the bones and vertebral column alter their positions due to long term effects of poor posture, the skeletal system starts to come in touch with the surrounding nerves and causes the pinching of nerves. This pinching effect of nerves causes back pain and neck pain and pain in the areas of the body which are supplied by these nerves.

15) Lower Back Pain

When you sit for a prolonged period of time in a bending forward position (watching T.V. or working in your office) your shoulders are pushed forward but your lower back is straight. Thus the muscles of the lumbar region of your spine are strained and you start feeling lower back pain.

16) Headache

Poor alignment of your neck, shoulders, and back is a leading cause of neck pain and headache. Hunching posture exert extra stress on the muscles of your neck to keep head in a straight posture. Thus muscles are strained and you feel a headache.

Treatment & Prevention of Poor Posture

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