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Good Posture


Remind yourself constantly to watch your posture - whether standing, sitting or moving.

By achieving good alignment, you can avoid over-stressing joints or using the wrong muscles, which in turn over-stress joints.

Create a mental picture of how you should be standing as you check the following parts of your body – top to toe…

As you sit at your desk, table, or couch, reading this… ask yourself…

  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart, and parallel
  • The top of your head is reaching up towards the ceiling
  • Your neck is long and relaxed
  • Your shoulders are down and back
  • Lengthen up through your spine
  • Let your arms fall naturally loose and relaxed
  • Check your neutral position of the spine - not tilted forwards or backwards
  • Zip up and hollow
  • Don't lock your knees – if you bend them they should bend directly over the centre of your feet
  • Keep the weight evenly on both feet – don't sink back into your heels or lean forwards

Practice this position for a few minutes daily - it gets easier with practice.

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