Most Americans Don ’ t Consider Health Effects Of Poor Posture

BOSTON (CBS) – Poor posture can cause a variety of health problems, but a new survey from Orlando Health finds fewer than half of Americans are actually concerned about it. It is estimated that the average adult spends more than three and half hours a day looking down at their smartphone, and we tend to hunch over or slouch when working at a desk or lounging around at home. Experts say that every inch your head moves in front of your body adds 10 pounds of pressure on your shoulders. A four inch change is equivalent to balancing a 40 pound child on your shoulders. Body misalignment can lead to chronic pain, poor circulation, and gastrointestinal issues like heartburn. However, small adjustments can make a difference. Raise your computer screen to eye level, sit with both feet flat on the floor, and take frequent breaks to get up and move around at work and home.
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Wheat Belly Success Stories grain-free Inflammation Source Type: blogs
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Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Fatigue Pain Management Sleep Source Type: blogs
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Source: Gastroenterology Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Features Source Type: research
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates Dr. Davis Gliadin gluten gluten-free grain-free grains wheat belly Source Type: blogs
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Source: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol Source Type: research
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Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Wheat Belly Lifestyle acid reflux detoxification grains IBS Inflammation joint pain opiates withdrawal Source Type: blogs
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