Disadvantages of bad posture while working on the PC

Many slouch over their computer; it can quickly become a bad habit. We all know the importance of good posture but often we are in a hurry and don’t do anything to improve our bearing.

However, there are disadvantages of bad posture when working at our PCs such as soreness and discomfort.

Vertebral column is an area that is negatively affected.
Soreness and pain is often overlooked but it can lead to health issues that last a long time.
Bad position can lead to chronic lower back pain. Your vertebral column can be affected with bad posture. A headache can begin with improper posture at your PC.

Another disadvantage is poor circulation. Crossing your legs can lead to lower back pain and spider veins.
In addition, poor bearing at the PC can lead to depression. Some studies show that poor bearing can lead to lower self-esteem and an increase in stress. Keep in mind; physical stress on the body causes not only soreness and pain but can also lead to mental anxiety.


Carpal tunnel syndrome is another disadvantage of poor bearing. As you work on your PC in a bad position, your muscles in your arms, wrists and hands can become tight and lead to numbness, discomfort or tingling. Bad position can lead to a host of problems; mainly on your back and legs.

Another disadvantage of poor bearing is poor digestion. As you slouch over at your PC, your body has a harder time to digest food and that can lead to constipation.
There are several tips that can help you maintain good position such as setting your monitor height correctly and at a proper distance. One tip that will help here is to ensure that the top of your monitor is level with your eyes. 

Most importantly, uncross your legs and keep your feet firmly on the floor. Another tip is to roll your shoulders back. Slouching puts a lot of stress on your neck muscles. Over a long period of time it can cause other problems such as additional pain on your neck and back.

Engaging in desk exercises may also help, as well as standing up at your desk. If you can afford it, try switching to a standing desk. Some are affordable and they make it easier on your neck and back.


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