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The 5 Effects of Bad Posture (and 5 Ways to Fix It)

If you are suffering from a mild discomfort, poor posture may make it worse. If you have a strained back, bad posture could further weaken and even break the muscle. The correct posture places pressure in the areas of the body designed to bear the load. By sitting the wrong way, you are placing weight on areas of your body that should not receive pressure. Incorrect sitting creates more maladies, putting other body parts at risk for injury.