Can Poor Posture Cause High Blood Pressure?
Bad posture could raise your blood pressure. Scientists say poor posture while sitting, standing, and slumping may cause hypertension, incontinence, heartburn, and headaches. It may also cause bloating and make breathing more difficult for asthmatics. It takes about 10 minutes of sitting or standing before the muscles in the spine and abdomen, that hold us up, start to get tired, and we lean forward.
Why Does Sitting with Poor Posture Cause Muscle Soreness?
One of the most common causes of low back pain is a poor sitting posture. Having a poor posture can put more stress on certain muscles and joints, forcing them to become overworked and causing them to become fatigued. Many patients with chronic pain can be helped by addressing their poor posture. If you’re like most people and you’re sitting at a computer all day at work and sit on a sofa all night at home, there’s a good chance you have some anterior pelvic tilt as a result of weak glutes and tight adductor muscles.
How Does Poor Posture Affect Lung Volume?
People with poor posture (rounded shoulders, tight pectoral muscles, forward heads) tend to have trouble creating a good breathing pattern. Diaphragmatic breathing is difficult for these people and even their shallow breaths are ineffective because of the restrictions around the chest. The implications are severe. To reset your posture you need to find ways to release these bad breathing muscles that get short and tight from overuse. Studies indicate that there are striking results based on posture. They found that slumping produced the worst lung capacity and expiratory flow. Normal sitting was better. Slumping in a chair produces bad results, but so can slouching or rounding your shoulders while standing. Sitting or standing straight for a few minutes after slouching most of your life is not good enough. Your muscles, tendons, and ligaments become trained by constant slouching. You need to re-train them by forming an entirely new habit.