Take a look at your posture.  Are you slouching?  Slouching does not just occur when sitting at a computer, it can occur when walking, watching TV, playing on your iPod or laptop and so on.  This type of posture is easy to get into and hard to get out of.  When you allow your body to slouch, it becomes accustomed to this posture, there is strain on the muscles of the upper back, neck and shoulders.

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Do you fit into any of these postures?

Adjusting how you are sitting while relaxing, working or walking is the start to corrective care but there are other things you can do that will help you improve.