Better Posture Improves Digestion
Poor posture also interferes with proper digestion. Internal organs such as the liver can compress the intestines, and the resulting poor circulation and tightness of the diaphragm can lead to constipation.
- Sylvie Erb, Physical Therapist
Eat Well. Stand Straight.
Although there are many types of antacids and other medications you can take to help relieve symptoms of acid reflux, did you also know that the correct posture can have a positive impact on the way you digest food, thus preventing acid reflux from occurring?
That's right, the better a posture you adopt while you ingest food and directly after you eat are important.
They can either make food digestion an easy or difficult process for your body. For instance, sitting in a hunched forward position while you eat places additional stress on the stomach and can promote indigestion or heartburn.
When you put excess pressure on your stomach from bad posture, it takes longer for your stomach to digest food. The longer it takes for your stomach to digest food & the higher your chances of developing indigestion and/or acid reflux. Therefore, better posture during and after meals may help or prevent symptoms of heartburn.
Better posture encourages good digestion
- Kathryn Whittake, Author of "Stop Acid Reflux Now!"