School of Health Sciences
Exercise Science: Pre-Professional
posture, physical posture
Kounter, Timothy, "The Prevalence and Consequences of Poor Posture in Children and Adolescents" (2019). Senior Honors Theses. 903.
Correct posture is identified as a crucial aspect of healthy bodily functioning. The scientific community continues to discover evidence suggesting that improper sitting and standing posture results in musculoskeletal pain, degradation of ligaments, hindered respiratory functioning, and even increased feelings of negative emotions such as anxiety and depression. Whether due to limited physical capabilities, a lack of knowledge regarding the importance of physical posture, or other reasons, much of the general population consistently partakes in improper posture for increasing bouts of time despite the research. Technological advancements in particular seem to be exacerbating the situation, with the youngest and most tech-savvy generation being at the greatest risk for the negative consequences improper posture yields.