Years and years of poor posture can trigger a series of symptoms in the average adult. They can start by:
Fatigue – you wake up and don’t feel like doing anything. Your muscles are weak, without energy, and so is your mind. Things lose brightness and taste. You think to yourself: “the solution to this problem would be to do some exercise”, but ironically the problem is that you don’t feel like going out or doing exercise. A vicious cycle starts, which can only be ended by adopting a good posture.
Tight muscles in the neck, back, arms and legs. You’ll know that you’ve reached this stage because you’ll feel your muscles and ligaments stiff, tight and painful, specially neck and back muscles. That typical image of a person sitting in front of the computer and moving their head to relieve the pain says it all. Most of neck and back problems are the consequence of years of bad posture.
Joint stiffness and pain – this is especially dangerous in later years, because of the risk of arthritis, or what is called degenerative osteoarthritis. Joints are then very sensitive, since they’ve been supporting the weight of the body for years.