Whether sitting, standing or sleeping, our posture alludes to not only confidence but also health status! A spine is designed to have several curves, from front to back, which act as a spring and absorb pressures through the day. A decrease in these necessary curves will change the way forces are transferred through the body and lead a body down a path of degenerative changes (arthritis) due to poor biomechanics.
For every inch forward the head moves it adds an additional 10 pounds for the body to support, decreases lung capacity by 30%, and leads to development of an exagerated mid back “hump”. Loss of the mid back curve (thoracic kyphosis) has been shown to have a 147 % increased risk for cardiovascular disease, even if they exercised, and an increase of 144% in mortality rate.