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Slouching isn't bad for your spine, but may impact your memory

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Often associated with negativity, slouching has been traditionally considered a “bad” posture. However, recent studies have found no evidence linking slouching to spinal pain or increased risk of back or neck pain. The UK government’s guidance on working with screens also puts less emphasis on an ideal posture and instead emphasizes the importance of adopting comfortable positions and taking regular breaks. While slouching may have a negative effect on information recall and mood, overall differences in spinal posture do not correlate with pain and comfort varies from person to person. The human spine is designed for movement, so it’s important to avoid prolonged static postures.