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What are negative health effects of bad posture?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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When we are using optimal posture, we allow our muscles, bones, ligaments and even organs to work optimally.
Muscles are meant to have an optimal length at which they work most efficiently. When they are overstretched or shortened by poor posture, they do not work efficiently and pain often results. When the joints are not in good position, excessive pressures result which cause wear and tear.

In brief: See below

When we are using optimal posture, we allow our muscles, bones, ligaments and even organs to work optimally.
Muscles are meant to have an optimal length at which they work most efficiently. When they are overstretched or shortened by poor posture, they do not work efficiently and pain often results. When the joints are not in good position, excessive pressures result which cause wear and tear.
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