PostureMinder’s Weblog

June 23, 2009

Poor computer posture may cause raised blood pressure!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr Phil @ 11:44 am

Just stumbled upon a New Scientist article from a couple of years ago (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn12457-bad-posture-could-raise-your-blood-pressure.html) that reports on some research in mice suggesting that there’s a link between neck muscle activity and blood pressure and even heart rate.

Not had chance yet to follow this up to see if there’s more detailed research been published, but if there’s anything to it it’s certainly interesting.  As the researcher says, “The pathway exists for bad posture to really have an effect.” 

And you thought it was just Windows driving your blood pressure through the ceiling!

Dr Phil

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