Since I began working here 7 years ago, I have seen what a significant role posture can play in our quality of life. As a fitness professional, I am reminded on a daily basis that we are what we routinely do and that our body is a great compensator.
It is amazing to see how poor posture can wreak havoc on people. Besides your typical low back issues, prolonged periods of poor posture can also lead to knee, shoulder, head and neck pains. There are many types of postural dysfunctions, but sitting seems to be largest contributor to orthopedic issues. Do you have an orthopedic problem and have no idea how you got it? It might just be due to your poor posture.
Keep an eye out for our next addition of “In Touch’. In it I will go into more detail on how poor posture can affect us and what we can do to combat it.
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