How to promote good posture and avoid becoming hunched over
Has standing up straight become more of a challenge? A hunched-over, forward-leaning posture — called hyperkyphosis — is more common with age. About 20 to 40 percent of people older than 60 and 55 percent of people over 70 are unable to straighten up.
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Hyperkyphosis often causes neck and back pain and headaches. It can lead to breathing and digestive issues. And when your head and shoulders round forward, your body’s center of gravity shifts, which can increase the risk of a fall. … [read more]