Combating Poor Posture
Everyone starts the day in a similar way. After time, we begin to fall into habits that we may not realize are effecting our state of being. It can be small habits at first, that come across as harmless. After time passes, those harmless habits become situations that may be detrimental to our health. It is important to acknowledge that there is a problem affecting our well-being, and now is the time to act upon it.
Poor posture is a creeping hazard. If allowed to take over, it will affect not only one’s physical appearance, but also functions that pertain to many parts of one’s body. Below are some of the risks associated with poor posture.
Exacerbating arthritis: Poor posture can lead to incorrect or imperfect alignment of your spine or knees, which can increase stress on your knees.
Poor circulation: If you sit in a chair for hours every day with poor posture, you’re at risk of developing or worsening circulation issues.
Fatigue: Poor posture can negatively affect your energy level.
Mood: Research suggests poor posture can negatively affect your mood.
Forward head posture: Forward head posture is a common condition that occurs when your head is aligned forward in relation to your spine. Over time, the individual may succumb to a myriad of musculoskeletal dysfunctions impacting various systems of the body.
Jaw pain: Poor posture can lead to Temporomandibular joint syndrome, which is also known as TMJ.
Breathing efficacy: Your ability to breathe optimally is boosted when your body is lengthened and in proper alignment. Poor posture and spine misalignment can compromise your ability to breathe well.
Headaches: Bad posture can contribute to tight neck muscles and compromise the natural curvature of your spine, which can lead to headaches.
Shoulder and back pain: Shoulder pain can lead to rotator cuff tendons pressing on the coracoacromial arch of your shoulder. Bad posture can also lead to the shortening and contraction of the lumbar muscles, which can contribute to unhealthy tightness and lower back pain.
We developed the RiseUp Standing Desk with the intention of helping people that use a desk for their daily routine. Using the RiseUp allows you to sit and stand, without compromising your work-flow. The design allows you to move the unit to and from different places with ease. Consider how you can improve the quality of your life with a RiseUp Table Top.