In addition to looking slouched, shorter and less confident, bad posture can cause a host of pains, discomfort and spasms in the neck, shoulders, back and even legs. Moreover, on top of the physical pain, it will cause stress, fatigue, induce levels of immobility and in the long term these issues will only get worse.
Whats more concerning is that if left unresolved the hunchback look, back pains and spasms will only get worse with time and can lead to severe musculoskeletal disorders. Unfortunately our new age lifestyle of being on our phones and on the computer for a big portion of the day is aiding our body to form bad habits that will only get worse with time. This is a primary reason that most people suffer from bad posture.
The solution to improving your posture is re-training the muscle alignment of your shoulders, back, neck and chest. There is no magic pill or exercise for this. Even though good physical therapy on some key shoulder muscles will definitely help correct the alignment. Rather one great solution is an effective posture corrector brace that can be worn for only 20 minutes a day and can help you lock in the proper posture and stand taller.