Dowager’s Hump Exercises

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:

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.


  1. Darla says:

    What exercises for the treatment of Dowager’s Hump? I couldn’t find it on your page… I’m developing the “hump” and need some help fighting it… thanks.

  2. Brigitte says:


    I found out yesterday after having a bad neck for a few months that I have Dowagers Hump; can you recommend any exercises. Thanks