Posture improving programme – Why is good posture important?
The most essential information about the consequences of sedentary lifestyle and poor posture
Which diseases does a sedentary lifestyle lead to?
The human body is „designed” to move, not to just sit for hours. Unfortunately this is a habit we all start as a child in school and then continue in front of screens throughout our whole life. Nowadays we know it as a fact that a sedentary lifestyle has a negative impact on our health and mental state, and also affects our well-being, and therefore, our productivity.
How does too much sitting overload your spine?
During a whole day of sitting, we tend to put ourselves in positions that are comfortable, but which cause distortion to the physiological curvatures of our spine. Tense neck, rounded shoulders and hunched or twisted backs are symptoms of a typical sitting position that cause spinal overload to be increased to 275% – which is 175% higher than in a healthy standing position. That usually leads to spinal injuries, including spinal hernias. The Nachemson chart illustrates this problem well.
How does improper posture affect our mental state?
A sedentary lifestyle directly affects well-being too. We often feel tired and depressed because of a lack of oxygen caused by a restricted breathing function, poor oxygenation and poor blood circulation. That leads to an impact on our concentration capability and creativity.
How does improper posture affect our internal organs?
Poor posture also reduces the space available to our internal organs. The usual expansion area required by our lungs will be decreased which causes the inadequate oxygenation that can ultimately lead to a multitude of illnesses. Our cells obtain less oxygen when breathing superficially which has a negative effect on our brain too. Another consequence of unhealthy posture is the abdominal pressure on our organs that may lead to digestive problems and lower back pain.
How does improper posture affect our muscles and joints?
„Practicing” unhealthy posture makes our muscles become used to harmful positions: the anterior muscles shorten, while the posterior muscles stretch. causing an unhealthy muscle imbalance within your body. That will lead to frequent pain in muscles and joints, headaches, and several other issues.
What can we do to reduce the risks of sedentary lifestyle?
Frequent exercise plays a huge role in reducing the risks of a sedentary lifestyle. Our health programme helps you with quick exercises to move your body properly during the day. You won’t need any equipment for these exercises, they can be done anytime, in the office or at home.
The other important element is to improve your posture. By stimulating your nervous system the ClipCoach helps you to achieve a posture that doesn’t cause harm to your spine and maintains a healthy muscle balance in your body.
How much physical activity is recommended on a weekly basis?
According to The WHO an average 150 minutes of exercises per week is recommended to maintain your health. That means just a little more than 20 minutes per day, that can be easily achieved. Our programme helps you to complete exercises frequently in a professional way throughout the day.