Episode 24: Why good posture matters

Why good posture matters for our health

We’ve all seen it, and do it, neck and upper back hunched over our phones and laptops as we type away. ‘Text neck’, medically termed ‘Upper crossed syndrome’ is a very common issue, and over time our head begins to tilt permanently forward due to tight muscles in our neck, head and chest. But did you know that there are far more health-related issues that can occur as a result of poor posture? Everything from slower digestion, to fatigue. Today we’ll be discussing three reasons why good posture matters for our health. We also interview Jemima Kola-Abodunde, a Senior Physiotherapist on myths and tips on the very issue of back pain.

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Hosted by Dr. Yemisi Bokinni – A trained medical doctor, researcher, and long-standing promoter of public health. Dr. Bokinni graduated with a Medical degree and BSc in Human Genetics from King’s College London. She also has postgraduate training in nutritional genomics and personalised medicine.