Orem Headache Specialist - How Scary Is Your Posture?

Hi this is Dr Ned, Orem Headache Specialist. This is number 4 in a series inspired by a 2012 Prevention Magazine article entitled seven weird ways your posture affects your health and happiness.

Today's topic: Bad posture as a contributor to disease and maybe even death.

This is not a video about how you're going to die because you've got bad posture.

It's not about how a chiropractor is your only chance of survival with this deadly disease.

Unfortunately, there those who use scare tactics to convince people that they need a particular treatment, but that is a discussion for another time.What this video is about is pointing out how in our health one thing leads to another. For

What this video is about is pointing out how in our health one thing leads to another. For example, if you eat and drink junk food every day there will come a time when you start to put on weight. And putting on weight is not the only negative consequence. It will affect your sleep, your energy levels, and even your attitude. Here's why. Everything in human function depends on everything else.

Posture affects and moderates every physiological function from breathing to normal hormonal production. Homeostasis and autonomic regulation are intimately connected with posture.

An Australian study found that after the age of 25, every single hour of television—i.e., slouching on the couch—reduced the viewer’s life expectancy by 21.8 minutes. Plus, when English researchers cross-referenced sitting time with health outcomes in a different study, they found that those people who sat the most more than doubled their risk of developing diabetes and had a 147 % increase in their risk for cardiovascular disease, even if they exercised.

It has also been found that head forward posture affects blood pressure. How can that be? It happens because the same part of our brainstem that affects posture also affects many of the automatic functions in our body like breathing, digestion, and even blood pressure.

What have you noticed? Let me know in the comments.


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Dr. R. Ned McArthur is a Chiropractor and the founder of R. Ned McArthur Chiropractic in Orem, UT.

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