What exercise can help improve forward-head posture?

The best exercise to correct forward head posture is to perform chin tucks or cervical retraction exercise. To perform this exercise follow the steps below:


  1. Being by sitting with your back flat against a wall.
  2. Place a pad, or towel behind the head.


  1. Draw the navel inward to stabilize the spine.
  2. Relax the shoulders.
  3. Slowly push the head straight backward in to the towel or pad.
  4. Hold the position for 5 seconds and relax.
  5. Repeat movement for 3 sets of 8 repetitions. Perform the exercise daily. 

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