Did you know that the Hunchback of Notre Dame was the first heavy smartphone user/computer junkie?
As you are reading this post, you are probably sitting at your desk in a rather comfortable position, right? I wish you had a mirror. More than likely, your feet are under the chair and your body is rolled out to reach the keyboard. Not to mention your head extending forward and spine looking like the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Does this have any effects on how we operate?
Before we get into these questions, think back 20 years ago, before our world was so technologically advanced. Did you ever see an invention of a standing desk or an ergonomic chair? Heck no! The fact of standing while doing work seemed outrageous. This was a time to really focus and get things done and the only way to do that was to sit, right? Now look how our culture has evolved. We are in front of some sort of screen all day. Picture your day, it starts with the computer at work, followed by the smartphone obsession with Facebook fun and Snapchat videos, and lastly with the family eating dinner in front of the television.
Were we designed to operate like this? Obviously, the answer to this question would be a resounding NO! On average, Americans spend 12 hours a day sitting in front of a screen. (1) Furthermore, our children are spending six and a half hours staring at some type of technology. (2) Wow!
Back to the original question, does poor posture have any effect on our body? Research has found that poor posture leads to:
Reduced Lung Function
Gastrointestinal Pains, etc.
What if all of this was preventable. Come find out how at Headley Family Chiropractic!