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I Have Bad Posture

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    Damn.

    I have horrible posture. It might simply be due to the "teenage slump syndrome". But it's causing problems. I've got chronic muscle contractions, which make me unbearably sore and give me horrendous headaches. My doctor informed me that my posture most likely has a...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F Jan 20, 2008

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    "unlady-like" Posture

      I am 17 and I know I have awful posture. It's not like I hate myself or anything, that's just how I am! I comfortably sit hunched over my desk, and I comfortably stand with a perfect "c" shaped back. My mom always tells me its not lady like for me to do it, but sitting up...
    seungwon seungwon 16-17, F Feb 2, 2012

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    Bad Posture?

    Maybe it is. For me it is comfort. I am a laid back kind-a guy, Good ol country boy. I don't care to sit up straight and proper because that isn't me. I'm the guy slouched back on the couch or in a chair. I may slide back in a booth at a resturant and cross my feet on my seat...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 29, 2007

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    Asymmetric Man

    My gait’s long one, I’m a crooked man salved with voltarol.  My pelvis is deader than elvis (but oddly, not as dead as elvis’s pelvis), my shoulders hold boulders; I’m a lock-kneed monster with a centre of gravity just off kilter. My physical priorities are all wrong and...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Dec 26, 2011

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    I can't help but slump in front of the computer.

    Spent a few hours there and now the top half of my back hurts. Always happens. I find sitting straight is uncomfortable and annoying. But I don't want to grow old with a slumped back :(
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Apr 23

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    I Have Taken Up The Challenge - Please Support Me And Wish Me Luck!

    I have decided that i will improve my posture, by consciously sitting straight each and everytime i remember. It is a simple exercise.... but a challenging one... The body is difficult (not impossible) to train... Mine has been very good to me...it has quit smoking, biting...
    shreem75 shreem75 36-40, M Feb 17, 2013

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    Erg

    I have awful, awful posture.  I sometimes catch myself and try to sit up, but it hurts.  I carry around DDD breasts, so I hold alot of weight.  I have a small frame, so to carry that weight can be quite painful. I swear, I'll be a hunchback if I'm not careful...
    WorkItMami WorkItMami 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2007

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    Terrible Posture

    I've had bad posture since I can remember.  I always remember my grandma telling me to sit up straight, especially at the dinner table.  I have bad posture at school, work, even when I'm sleeping.  I love to sleep on my stomach, but it always feels like my lower...
    RandomFortune RandomFortune 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2008

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    Bad Back

    my back is always sore from all the sitting at the computer and typing then going home and sitting in a hard wicker chair for hours.  I need to stop these bad habits!  AAAAHHHHHHH!
    Parthenopeaigle Parthenopeaigle 36-40, F Aug 17, 2010

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    Severe Neck/shoulder/back Pain....posture Shirts From Eba Helped.

    What is EBA® Evidence based Apparel? www.eblife.com The simple crystalline concept of what EBA does better than anyone in the world is posture. Posture is us. Posture brings alignment, balance, and increased stamina. EBA has established patented, groundbreaking technologies for...
    Evidencebased Evidencebased 26-30, M Oct 12, 2012

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    'Tis Horrible.

    My posture is bad. Very bad. It matters not if I'm eating, watching a movie, sitting and talking (on the phone, in person, etc), on the computer, reading, sitting in school... my posture is always horrible. I suffer the consequences of it. I already have hereditary back and neck...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F Oct 22, 2008

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    Terrible.

    I have shocking posture. I don't know where it came from, I just started hunching somewhere along the way and it's kinda stuck with me. My dad gets on my case about it. Sometime he'll walk past and actually pull my shoulders back - I HATE it when he does that. I know I...
    spektor spektor 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2008

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    Walking With My Head Down..

    my mum always tells me to take my head up.... I just like to see the floor I'm walking on ;)
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 29, 2007

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    Evidence based Apparel: Correct Posture, Fix Posture, Feel Better!

    Hey everyone, I was struggling with maintaining a good posture and also had some shoulder injuries from the past that have been haunting me with pain and discomfort for many years. I heard about this company called Evidence based Apparel that makes posture correction technology...
    Postureshirtworks Postureshirtworks 31-35 Nov 5, 2012

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    Ohdear.

    i was looking at the icon thing to try to determine which of the four examples best represents my posture, or lack there of... but i do believe i manage to combine all four into some weird disturbing way of sitting in from of the computer.......... yikes.
    asdfok asdfok 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 25, 2008

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    I Must Confess, I Do

    you know, i'd never really noticed this until a few days ago. my neck and shoulder were hurting and someone suggested that sitting up straighter might help it. at first i was like, huh? i do sit up straight. but once i took a good look at myself, i was like damn, when did i get...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2008

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    Suade Back.

    I was born with a swede back. That means that my lower back, around my waist, is curved in. It looks like I am sticking my rump out but I can't do anything about that. I have terrible back pain most of the time, so to get rid of this pain, I slouch. I am consciously trying to...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F Sep 17, 2007

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    From Carrying Extra Weight N Joint Pain

    I want to improve my posture and I hate feeling so sluggish and heavy like I am carrying bags and bags of spuds and oranges around me..It is so painful and I want to exercise and have better posture and have therapy sessions on improving it... with massages and machine suction...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Apr 18, 2012

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    Posture Tied To My Emotions

    I have had bad posture since I was a kid. Ever since my knee surgery when I was 20 my posture has gotten very bad, and I get serious depression because of it. Every time I go to try and fix it, nothing works and leaves me in a worse state of mind. I have scoliosis, a problem with...
    gvd13 gvd13 22-25 1 Response Apr 4, 2012

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    Slouching Constantly

    My posture is horrible as well, mainly because as a child I got into the strange habit of sitting too close to the TV screen and occasionally sleeping sitting up as a toddler. :( As a result, I often hunch over things and feel like I need to be closer to things like screens...
    BlackParasol BlackParasol 22-25, F Apr 7, 2010

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    Saddly Sometimes Yes

    I try really hard to work on it but it's hard to always think about it. I have back problems but I've been too depressed for the last few weeks to make it to my 3 times a week chiropractic appointments. But when I go it does help... and I always have great posture in his office...
    WhisperLeah WhisperLeah 26-30, F Dec 13, 2007

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    Posture Support Help

    I used to struggle with poor posture, but a combination of yoga and simple posture corrective exercises has helped me a lot. Yoga especially helped stretch and restructure my form, not only improving my poster, but also improving other areas of my life: depression, immune health...
    napongo napongo 46-50 2 Responses Dec 7, 2008

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    Bad Posture

    I have bad posture...I can sit the wrong way, pick up bags the wrong way, etc ... I'm trying getting a better posture and then I go back to the old routine until I notice and do it right again.  I guess it takes a few times before we get it right.  ;) 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 28, 2011

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    I'm trying to sit in this $300 chair I bought.

    My desk is sooo tall. I have to put my chair as high as it will go and rest my feet on a filing cabinet to type. My chair isn't even tall enough that my wrists can be straight to type. Then to text or chill in between calls I have this stationary chair that I can put my feet...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F Jan 4

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    Hunchback Extraordinaire.

    . *slouches in* Yup, I've got bad posture alright. SIT UP  STRAIGHT EVERYONE *slouches out*
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 8 Responses Jun 23, 2007

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    Horrible

     my back and shoulders are very broad . I want to correct my posture ..  and its one of my goals to learn how to walk with confidence ..  and i will succeed ... maybe a book on my head at all times ??
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jul 7, 2007

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    Desk Chairs Help Back Pain

    I highly recommend Herman Miller Aeron Chairs for the work place when thinking about back pain. They are extremely comfortable and supportive, which is crucial to daily productivity and employee satisfaction. Sitting in an unsupportive chair for over 40 hours a week can cause...
    ldeets ldeets 22-25 Apr 3, 2013

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    I Dont Think That Slouching Is Bad. I Slouch All The Time And My Back Doesnt Hurt.

    I slouch because it is more comfortable than sitting up straight. Here is a picture of me slouching. https://twitter.com/paultheuglydog/status/357950056239865856/photo/1 Does slouching make me look ugly?
    paultheuglydog paultheuglydog 36-40, M Jul 21, 2013

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    Mild Scoliosis

    So I just found out today that I have mild scoliosis and I'm not to happy about it cause od the way my backs looks and this damn bad back pain it's hard to get a job when you can't even do something so simple without it hurting ..all I have to say, mild or not they better give me...
    kathhrynn kathhrynn 18-21, F Apr 5, 2013

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