Problems That Arise From Having Bad Posture
If you are a commercial driver, exhaustion may be an issue but you have to drive nonetheless; the delivery needs to be on time, after all.
As a result of all the fatigue, it is highly likely that you end up slouching in your driving seat or continue driving with an incorrect posture.
Remember back in childhood when your parents kept telling you all the time to ‘sit straight’ and ‘not slouch?’
That’s because they knew how damaging a bad posture can be for your health.
Here are a few problems that can arise from having a bad posture.
Stomach ache and breathing problems
Slouching puts pressure on your stomach and intestines and can cause improper digestion leading to stomach aches and constipation. Moreover, as your lungs are unable to take in enough oxygen, it can cause breathing issues as well.
Decreased blood flow
A bad posture will affect your blood circulation and over time lead to swelling and numbness in hands and feet and even varicose veins in extreme cases.
Repositions your spine and pelvis
You may not notice any change immediately but when you sit with your back bent for several hours, it puts pressures on the spinal discs. Consequently, your discs can get misaligned and lead to a severe backache, neck pain and adversely affect your nervous system.
Bad posture can cause insufficient oxygen distribution throughout the body. If your primary muscle groups are deprived of sufficient oxygen, it will put pressure on your secondary muscles to work harder. This eventually leads to degeneration of vital muscle groups and therefore, speeds up your aging process.
A bad posture is likely to give you a potbelly after some time. It can lower your self-esteem or cause other emotional problems, including mood swings.
So, if you want to avoid all such health issues, remember to sit in a good posture with your back straight whenever you drive.