How does improper posture impact the body?

How does improper posture impact the body?
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Improper posture can lead to adverse effects on the eyes, neck, shoulders, and lower back.

As per the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare, over 68.6% of office workers experience physical fatigue. Common symptoms encompass eyestrain, stiffness in the neck and shoulders, and back pain. These issues are attributed to inadequate posture in office settings, where individuals often spend one-third or more of their day.

problems caused by poor posture

Maintaining a seated posture imposes significant pressure on the back. The 100% body pressure on the lumbar intervertebral discs when standing increases to 140% when sitting and further rises to 185% when hunched forward.

Sitting causes the pelvis to rotate backward, resulting in deformation of the spinal S-curve. Prolonged periods of poor sitting posture, including arching, hunching forward, perching on the edge of the seat, and slumping, can exacerbate pressure on the body.

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Tips for Enhancing Sitting Posture for a Healthy Back? 

  • Preserve a natural S-curve and ensure your knees are bent at a 90-degree angle.
  • Utilize an ergonomic chair and lumbar support to provide adequate back support.
  • Alter your posture every hour, transitioning between sitting and standing positions.
  • Incorporate regular stretching and exercise into your routine.

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