Poor posture not only looks unsightly, but can be very bad for your health. And it probably affects the large majority of the population.
Revolution versus evolution
The technological revolution in mobile communication has led to an explosion of mobile phones and tablets. People now spend extended hours on their devices – take a look around you and it won’t be long before you see someone stooping to text as they walk. In addition, big squashy chairs have become normal as we are actively encouraged by TV advertising to sit in a slouched position.
These lifestyle changes pose a big potential problem for the human race – because we are brilliantly evolved to stand and move on two feet, but not to sit on our backsides all day!
Modern living means that we move less and less and instead rely on machines such as cars, trains and buses to get us about. We are becoming more and more sedentary in our lives. And this is now starting at an early age with children more likely to play football on a computer than on a football pitch.