Bad posture & the ailments it causes
Posture affects how you look and how you feel but it can have more profound effects as well. A study in 2004 reported that bad posture can increase mortality.It was discovered that an increased curvature of the mid back produces higher mortality rates in the elderly. Remember the days when grandma would tell us to sit up straight well it is time to check her posture and make sure she is not creating any unnecessary risk.
Is there a correlation between loss of height & increased heart disease rate?
The most dramatic study though comes from England where it was found that loss of height increases the risk of heart disease. As part of the British Regional Heart Study scientists found that men who lost 3cm in hight were 64% more likely to die of a heart attack than those who lost less than 1cm and that over the 20 year period of the study, men lost an average of 1.67cm, and that height loss was associated with a 42% increased risk of heart attacks, even in men who had no history of cardiovascular disease.
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