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WHAT TO DO… FIX YOUR BAD HABITS

Bob Chatterjee, consultant spinal surgeon at Harley Street Spine and spinal lead at The Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust, says most people don’t realise the effects of poor posture on their health – or that it’s possible to reverse them.We asked personal trainer Patrick Fallis for some correcting exercises…

1POKING YOUR HEAD FORWARD

WHY YOU NEED TO FIX IT

A recent study found that we spend an average of six hours a day looking at screens, including five hours at computers, and at least an hour looking at our phones. But when we look down at our screens our head goes into an unnatural position. ‘In conjunction with a sedentary Iifestyle, this stress couId eventually lead to chronic pain, numbness in the arms and hands, improper breathing and pinched nerves,’ says Sammy. ‘It can be the result of weak or tight neck and chest muscles, and it certainly makes you look shorter and older,’ adds Patrick.

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We share the top 20 foods to reboot your gut health, which experts are now linking to better overall health – from successful weight loss to better heart and mental health. We also help you spot early signs of bowel cancer, correct your computer slump to sort out back pain (and look years younger), identify your personal eating style (to find the kickstart diet that will work for you), and Dr Dawn Harper has words of advice from behind the bedroom door for anyone feeling the heat of menopause… Plus healthier barbecues and a Mediterranean-inspired meal plan, complete with portion guide