Corporates – What is Posture Doing To Your People?
Updated: Aug 16
Forward Head Posture, Slouching Spine, Reversed Neck Curve?
What does this mean?
It means sitting at a desk all day is causing your spine to lose its natural balance, becoming unstable and structurally weak. It leads to ever-worsening posture, which unfortunately will always have enormous detrimental effects on your health.
Increasing nerve pressure is why poor posture is strongly associated with failing health. This unfortunate posture puts unnecessary physical stress on the vertebrae, causing degenerative changes, osteoarthritis or spondylitis, and degenerative disc disease. Worse, it causes strain or tension on the spinal cord (central nervous system) and nerve roots.
It Feels Bad – Postural muscles overwork to counterbalance gravitational forces. Leads to strain, chronic stiffness, constant achiness, loss of sensation, tingling & numbness, shoulder and arm pain.
It Looks bad – Severe forward head is usually accompanied with forward shoulder and rounded hunchback. Not very pretty and undermines confidence levels.
It's Bad for the employer – Worsening posture and the gradual onset of “Sitting Disease” inevitably leads to loss of productivity due to MC’s, loss of concentration and disconnection.
Summary of detrimental effects
Loss of structural balance.
Increased rate of spinal degeneration.
Diminished blood supply to tissues.
Tension to Spinal Cord and Brain-stem.
Nerve root impingement.
Thinning spinal discs – high chance of prolapse (slipped disc).
Formation of bone spurs.
Neck and shoulder pain.
Stiffness, restricted motion and muscle pain.
Loss of height.
Restricted breathing, digestive disorders, impaired immune system etc.
Postural distortion leading to Low Back Pain.
Premature ageing with loss of vitality.
Increasing pain reminds us all is not well.
Gradual loss of health and increase in absenteeism.
It’s time to engage!
If your people are sitting all day at computers or workstations, the above changes ARE happening slowly but surely. Gradually, your workforce is losing their balance and homeostasis is more of a struggle. It’s time to engage and talk to us about how we can help you get the best from our most important resource. Inevitably this will be reflected in your bottom line.