Who knew that a little slouching could do so much damage? Sure, bad posture can make your neck creak and your shoulders ache, but recent research shows that your slouch might be making you a grouch. Heads-up! Here are some weird ways posture can affect you—and how you can get out of the slump.
Leads to constipation: When you sit in a crunched position, your viscera (intestines) are folded up, too, that can slow everything down.
“When you sit in a crunched position, your viscera (intestines) are folded up, too,” says Steven Weiniger, author of Stand Taller, Live Longer and founder of StrongPosture.com, which teaches exercise and other strategies that promote healthy posture. “That can slow everything down.”
Cuts off your circulation: Our bodies are machines that move fluid and gases back and forth. Prolonged sitting, especially with your legs crossed, can cut off the flow, increase pressure and even cause spider veins. Read More…
You can take control of these and a host of other posture-related issues – think breathing, confidence and back pain – by focusing on your posture with a program like 7 Steps to StrongPosture!
Prevention Magazine interview with posture and health expert Dr. Steven Weiniger
Dr. Steven Weiniger