If we were close friends, you would definitely hear me nagging or even bashing(?) your back, asking to straighten your back
Simply because I don’t want to see my loved ones ruining their health from such mere habits.
Let’s remind us why it’s so critical to deliberately straighten our back to improve and maintain our health and wellness.
How we carry ourselves impacts our physical and our mental states. Here are some of the consequences that bad posture can have on the body.
- Osteoporosis & Bone damage (A condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break.)
- Lack of Oxygen
- Pain in the upper body
- Poor Blood Circulation
- Carpel Tunnel (A condition that causes numbness, tingling, or weakness in your hand.)
How this happens? It’s about NERVES. The nerves of the upper spine go to the upper chest and arms. The nerves in the middle spine go to your chest and abdomen. The nerves of the waist spine then reach to your legs, bowel, and bladder. These nerves coordinate and control all the body’s organs and parts, and let you control your muscles.
Did you start seeing something here? By hunching or slouching, the nerves interlinked with the spines will be pinched and compressed. Consequently, they won’t be able to facilitate vital organs to function at their best.
Think about your daily routines: On commuting you hardly take your eyes off from your phone screen with your back bended. During work a good amount of time will be spent on your monitor in a posture like the posture above. At home, you will be swamped in a sofa watching TV for the rest of the day. The worst is, without proper exercise regime in between, repeating these routines for weeks, months or even years will inflict long-lasting, unmeasurable damages to your stomach, lung, heart and even brain.
OK, you probably have got my messages. Then, it’s not that difficult to imagine the impact of the bad postures to our fertility as well.
Then straighten your back, will you?
*Stay tuned for our next ‘Good Posture’ series!