Besides the obvious wear and tear on your spine, poor posture can lead to many health problems. A forward head and rounded upper back not only overload your body’s postural muscles, leading to musculoskeletal overload and injuries, it also alters your chest and abdominal cavity. Research has shown that a slumped posture can increase pressure on the heart and hinder cardiovascular function. When slumping down in your chair you may notice you can’t obtain as deep a breath as you would like. This suggests to us that a poor posture can decrease our lung capacity and negatively affect the respiratory system.
At Brisbane Posture and Performance our primary focus is addressing all of our valued practice members’ postural health. As seen above, poor posture is a serious condition that is more important than just keeping your shoulders back, which can impact many different aspects of your life.