How to fix hunchback posture in 3 minutes

Poor posture also can interfere with an active life. You can lose strength and flexibility, which makes you susceptible to injury. “You also may compensate for your limitations and imbalances by adjusting your posture when you sit and stand, which can only worsen your natural alignment,” says Dr. Binder.

The best way to identify the right posture for you is to see a physical therapist. “He or she can measure the angles of your neck and back when you sit, stand, and walk, and then teach you the correct posture and alignment you need to attain.” Here are some other  tips to follow:

Move around. Holding any position for a long time can lead to pain. If you have to sit or stand for long periods, try setting a timer on your phone, or a fitness tracker if you wear one, to remind you to get up at least every 20 minutes and move around. “This helps to reduce muscle fatigue and muscle strain that lead to slouching,” says Dr. Binder.

Place your TV closer. If your television screen is too far away, you may subconsciously lean in or hunch over, so make sure it is at an appropriate distance. The screen size often dictates the best distance.

A general rule is to sit five or six feet from a 40- to 47-inch TV displaying good-quality HD, and at least six or eight feet from a 50-inch or larger TV. (An online calculator can help you find the right distance: /htc.)

Get your vision checked. Poor eyesight can make you thrust your head forward in order to read. See an optometrist every year, or as directed by your physician.

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