Those of you who’ve met me in real life have probably noticed that, because of poor childhood posture, I stand with a severe stoop, shoulders hunched and head pushed forward like a vulture’s. Continued slouching can lead to a condition called Dowager’s Hump, so I’m now taking measures to correct my slouch, with these exercises from
this book on posture and pain.
Update, Oct 2004: I’ve compiled a list of books on posture and back health, since the book linked above seems to have gone out of stock:
- Sitting Pretty: Looking and Feeling Better with Good Posture
- The Total Back Book
- Posture Alignment
- The Posture Prescription
- Posture: Get It Straight!
Check them out; many of the exercises are good for people who suffer chronic headaches from sitting at a computer all day, and are neither demanding on your time nor embarassingly conspicuous.