3 ways to improve your bad posture, according to a doctor

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On In The Know’s The Wellness Lab, we bust common health myths and learn about the best products for keeping your health in tip top shape with our host, Dr. Alok Patel.

If you experience back, neck or shoulder pain, it may be due to poor posture. On this episode of The Wellness Lab, Dr. Patel shares his tips for improving posture, so you can feel more energetic, productive and just overall less sore.

“If you tilt your head [down] at 45 degrees, which is not very much, you’re putting an extra 50 pounds of pressure on your spine,” he says. That’s why it’s important to sit an stand up straight, especially while you work.

Ever heard of tech neck? Dr. Patel explains the phenomenon, how you might be suffering and how to help fix it with a standing desk, shoe insoles and an ergonomic kneeling chair. Check it out in the video above to stand up a little straighter.

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