Hunched Back Caused by Being Overweight
At nearly 350 pounds, the massive amount of extra weight I was carrying every day was causing me to lean forward all the time, causing a hunched back. Folks called me hunchback, not in an attempt to be malicious, but just as a way to make me aware of my problem: “Tyler, stop hunching over, you’d look better if you stand up straight.”
“I can’t help it,” I’d reply.
I don’t have a hunched back these days. In fact, my spine and posture overcorrected, and a few think I purposefully walk around pushing my shoulders back sticking my chest out (as some did when watching the video I posted yesterday).
That’s not the case.
As I went from 344 to 200 pounds, my curvature and posture naturally corrected itself, maybe even too much, if there is such a thing as standing up “too straight.”
After years of fighting a hunched back, caused by carrying around an extra 100+ pounds in front of me all the time, I stand up straight and walk tall. I’m proud of it, even if I may not be conscious that I’m doing it.
Today, nobody can call me a hunchback.