Most of us pay little attention, if any, to the daily functioning of our many physiological systems. Our hearts beat, our digestive systems digest, and our various hormones, such as those deriving ...View Article
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Posted on 08-24-2014
Posture affects and moderates every physiologic function from breathing to hormonal production. Spinal pain, headache, mood, blood pressure, pulse and lung capacity are among the functions most easily influenced by posture.
-American Journal of Pain Management 1994, 4:36-39
Forward head posture leads to long term muscle strain, disc herniations, arthritis, and pinched nerves.
-Mayo Clinic, Nov 3rd, 2000
The more mechanically distorted a person is, the less energy is available for healing, metabolism, and thought.
-Roger Sperry, Ph.D. (Noble Prize in Physiology)
What are the benefits of good posture and risks of maintaining poor posture?
Some of the problems from a fixed spine include constricted nerves and blood vessels, muscle pain as well as sore discs and joints. By assuming normal posture, you can also prevent the headaches, breathing problems, fatigue and damage to internal organs that can result from spinal maladjustment.
Other benefits of good posture include improvement in breathing as well as better circulation and digestion that result from relieving the bodily stress on the torso and allowing your lungs, digestive system and other organs more room to function. As an added benefit, better posture also will improve the quality of your voice if you do not allow your chest to totally deflate when you exhale.
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