7 Surprising Symptoms of Poor Posture

Mom’s advice to sit up straight affects more than a slouchy appearance. Yet, we’re often hunched over our computers, video games, or phones. Poor posture, though, has serious effects on our body’s ability to properly function.

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Poor posture decreases adequate circulation throughout the body, so oxygen and nutrients are unable to flow freely. Likewise, additional stress is placed on joints, muscles, and the skeletal system.

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, pay mindful attention to your posture throughout the day.

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1- Sore shoulders, neck or back pain
2- Decreased immunity
3- Low energy
4- Headaches
5- Decreased range of motion
6- Digestive ailments
7- Frequent injuries

How do you improve your posture? Reminding yourself throughout the day to “sit up straight” is a good start.

Massage therapy can help alleviate muscular tension, improve circulation, and restore the body’s natural alignment.
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Pilates and yoga help strengthen core muscles that support the spinal column. Lengthening and stretching muscles improves their flexibility and creates awareness for proper body mechanics.

Understanding the relationship between your posture and pain or fatigue can help prevent chronic poor posture symptoms, and alleviate structural stress on your body.

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