Posture is the position in which a person holds their body when standing or sitting, and improper posture can negatively affect many aspects of health. Learning good posture involves a significant amount of effort, in most cases, as it requires unlearning bad habits. However, the benefits can improve long-term health and eliminate potential sources of pain and injury.


1. Correct Standing Posture

While standing, a few tips that can ensure proper posture. Primarily, the body’s weight should bear on the balls of the feet. Knees should be slightly bent, and feet should be shoulder-width apart. When the navel is drawn toward the spine, the shoulders should naturally pull backward. If a person has to stand for long periods, they should gently shift their weight from the toes to the heels or from one foot to the other.

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