Most of us spend much of the day stooped over our desk at work, having failed to sit up correctly since our school assembly days. To make matters worse, we’ll then go home and spend much of our time ‘unwinding’ – often by hunching over a tablet or laptop. So it should come as little surprise that many of us are running a real risk of getting a hunchback in later life.
Here, writing for medical blog The Conversation, professor of physiotherapy Suzanne Snodgrass says bad posture is a ticking timebomb for problems later in life. But the associate professor of physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle, says there are plenty of things we can do to help ourselves and avoid long-term problems. The most common position of our spines throughout most of the day is a rounded or hunched one. READ MORE