If you answered "Yes" to these questions, you are amongst many office workers who experience postural problems from sitting in a chair all day long, either at your desk or driving.
Slouching all day in an office chair forces your chest muscles to tighten and constrict. This shortening of your chest muscles pulls your spine forward and rotates your shoulders inward, while at the same time weakening the muscles of your upper back that aid in posture. Not only does this drive that slouching posture, making you look like a hunchback, but it creates all those aches your are feeling in your back and neck.
The good news is that Hyper Kyphosis, the clinical term for this condition, is completely reversible. And best of all, when you feel like you are hunched over too much, just slip into the bathroom and do these exercises to relieve chest tightness and strengthen your upper back muscles to help you look more like a human and less like an ape.
These 5 exercises can all be done in a bathroom stall to give you a mid-day postural fix.