Ignoring your posture can cause back pain and affect your health overall. It's easy to overlook the pain that comes from poor posture for a while, but it's your body's way of getting your attention.
Having poor posture over the long term is when you sustain real damage.
It's important to keep your back healthy as you age.
Poor posture forces you to overwork the muscles in your neck and back. Your immune system's efforts to heal those muscles spur inflammation that can lead to arthritis in nearby joints.
In the article below, we'll look at the impact poor posture has on your back and health, and what you can do to prevent it.