The consequences of an incorrect sitting posture

12 May 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

The consequences of an incorrect sitting posture

© Shutterstock An adjustable office chair is indispensable for correct sitting posture.

Many people spend a large part of the day sitting in front of a computer. If we assume that for the majority of this group of people this means that they spend eight hours a day behind a computer, then the correct sitting posture is of great importance. Especially if you consider the following negative consequences of a bad sitting posture:

Poor blood circulation and cardiovascular disease

If your chair cannot be adjusted correctly and your desk also is not adjustable in height so that you can not sit and stand alternately, this can cause poor blood flow to your arms, legs and head. This can reduce the circulation of the enzyme lipase that breaks down fat in your body by up to 90 percent, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Reduced concentration

sitting in a bad chair in a bad position decreases your concentration on what you are doing. After all, you are more focused on your uncomfortable sitting position that you constantly try to adjust.

More fatigue

If your spine is not straight, your muscles have to work harder to compensate for your bad posture . As a result, relatively more blood and oxygen is transported to your muscles, which can give you a 'foggy' and tired feeling.

More depressed feelings

Research has shown that people who have been in a wrong, unhealthy posture experience more depressed feelings than people who maintain a good sitting posture.

Source: Optimal Health