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The Risks of Improper Sitting Postures on the Spine

Sitting is one of the most difficult positions for the body to maintain. Sitting for prolonged periods of time while hunched over in a chair can build excessive pressure on the spine and affect the blood circulation in the legs. For an individual that spends their workdays sitting down, the long term result of an improper posture can greatly alter the individual’s overall health.

The Effects of Improper Sitting Postures
Sitting for extended periods of time while hunching over a desk can cause discomfort, numbness and spine misalignment over time if the improper posture is not corrected. Holding the body upright can also further increase pressure and tension in muscles, ligaments, joints, and other tissues surrounding the spine. A sedentary lifestyle where the individual doesn’t take frequent breaks throughout their workday to stand and stretch can gradually lead to cardiovascular disease due to the decreased blood flow, tightened hip flexors, shortened hamstrings, pinched nerves and …

Tension Headaches Caused by Poor Posture

After a long day of work, returning home with pain and throbbing sensations on your head is an undesirable situation for many. Everyone believes that the reason behind their headaches at the end of the day is due to circumstances which are out of their control; work, bills, etc. But, as a matter of fact, while these difficult situations may be partially responsible for your muscle tension, these may actually not be the reason behind your headaches. From the way you sit at work and the way you hold your phone to the way you type on your computer, among other things, improper posture greatly contributes to headaches.
There are a wide variety of factors which can cause headaches. The most common reason for headaches, especially tension headaches, is muscle tension and tightness. The frequent tightness which occurs during a headache can be experienced all over the head and neck, feeling almost as though there is a rubber band around the head, according to reports of many individuals. The…

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