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How Bad Posture & Back Pain Can Affect Your Mental Health

Do you ever feel backache after a particularly long Zoom session? With the drastic rise in working from home, most of us spend a lot more time sitting for hours on end, making it easy to hunch over as we become fatigued.

You may strive for good posture for its various physical health benefits, such as reduced muscle pains and backaches, but what about the mental health benefits?


Slouching is a despondent body posture that can lead to feelings of depression or decreased energy. The good news is, sitting and walking in an upright position can reverse these feelings. Altering one’s body posture to a better position improves both mood and energy levels. We tend to see the brain and body relationship as a linear one, but in fact, the passages go in both directions. When we choose to put our bodies in a different mode, it’s harder to drop into depression. Similarly, to how movement and exercise open up biological pathways that increase happiness and energy, so too can posture.

Back Pain and Fatigue

If you find your body is often tired, achy, tight or stiff for no reason, then you should look at your posture as a possible cause. If you have bad posture, your back muscles need to work harder, causing physical stress and leading to pain. This pain negatively impacts our mental health and is associated with an increased likelihood of depression, psychosis, anxiety, stress, and sleep disturbances. Bad posture also means energy is wasted when you move, draining you of the extra energy needed to feel good. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the energy to waste. Most days, I am left wishing I had more left in the tank.


I don’t want to stress you out – but poor posture can cause increased levels of stress. When you slouch while sitting, your positioning affects your breathing. Your chest becomes shallow, and breathing strains your lungs. Your lungs then need to move faster to ensure you have adequate oxygen flow, which taxes the heart and forces it to speed up. The result is a hamster wheel of shallow breathing, which creates more stress on the body, and nobody has time for that!

How to Improve Your Posture and Avoid Back Pain

Have you been scared straight yet? Good, because it’s time to fix your posture! You need to nestle yourself into the world’s most comfortable, portable desk: The Edge Desk System.

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What makes
The Edge different
Stand-up desk


Ergonomic chair
Fully ergonomic
(neck, back all the time)
Height adjustable
desk and chair
Partial Partial
Kneeling ergonomic
Relieves back AND
neck pain
Partial Partial
Accessories to stay
organized and focused
Arrives fully
Home office
Artist desk and easel
Suitable as a gamers
Small desk for tiny
living space


* “Typically Great value for money” for a standing desk,
as per StartStanding.org, Jan. 2021



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“It’s very good for people who require an ergonomic setup that is gentle on the spine, yet it’s sturdy enough to travel to an office if needed”

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