How your Posture impacts your Daily Performance

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We’ve all been there: slouched over our desks, neck craning forward as we peer into our computer screens. But have you ever stopped to consider the lasting impact of this posture on your performance, both mentally and physically?

For young adults, posture is often overlooked. Between juggling work, family, and other obligations, our spine’s health might seem trivial. However, research suggests that our posture can significantly influence our overall performance and well-being.

A study published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science explored the relationship between posture and cognitive performance [1]. The findings were compelling. Participants with correct posture exhibited better cognitive function compared to those with poor posture. Why? Proper alignment facilitates optimal blood flow, ensuring the brain receives vital oxygen and nutrients.

Moreover, the spinal alignment doesn’t only affect the brain. Good posture positively impacts respiratory function. A study from the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine[2] highlighted that poor posture could lead to reduced lung capacity, affecting our stamina and energy levels.

If you’re an athlete, a professional, or someone keen on maintaining peak mental and physical performance, these insights can’t be ignored. Improved posture can lead to enhanced concentration, better stamina, and fewer physical discomforts throughout the day.

So, how can you start making changes?
  1. Awareness: Begin by understanding your usual posture. Are you slouching? Is your neck straining forward?
  2. Ergonomic Workspaces: Ensure your desk, chair, and computer setup promote a neutral spine.
  3. Frequent Breaks: Stand up, stretch, or even take a short walk every hour.
  4. Professional Guidance: Consider visiting a chiropractor. They know a lot about correcting posture and can give adjustments, tips and exercises to help.
Final Thoughts

Taking care of your posture isn’t just about looking good. It’s about feeling good and performing at your best. By simply being mindful of our posture, we can unlock a higher level of daily performance and well-being.

If you’re curious about how to improve your posture, we’re here to help. Contact us today at 022 3914994 to schedule your appointment.


1.Kado, D. M., Huang, M. H., Karlamangla, A. S., Barrett‐Connor, E., & Greendale, G. A. (2004). Hyperkyphotic posture predicts mortality in older community‐dwelling men and women: a prospective study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 52(10), 1662-1667.

2. Bolte, J. H., Vissers, W. H., & Keyser, A. (2006). Effect of spinal manipulative therapy on the kinematics of the spine and the relationship to changes in neck pain in subjects with non‐specific neck pain: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 5(3), 93-98.