Why is poor posture harmful?

Poor posture can be harmful because:

  • Wrong posture can disturb the alignment of the spine and knees, which in turn, can increase the stress on the knees. This is worse if you have arthritis.
  • Retaining poor posture while being seated for long hours daily can lead to problems in circulation.
  • Poor posture can affect your level of energy negatively.
  • It can also affect your mood as suggested by research.
  • TMJ or temporomandibular joint syndrome can be caused by poor posture.
  • Poor posture can compromise your breathing abilities.
  • The natural curvature of the spine can be compromised by bad posture, which in turn, can cause headaches. Bad posture can also cause tight neck.
  • Poor posture can cause shoulder pain.
  • Too erect position, also known as “military position”, can causes back pain, thus causing the lower back muscles to stress too hard.
  • Poor posture can adversely affect sexual function.