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I needed this one! I work at a desk and tend to sit on the edge of my chair all day long! So now I am practicing good posture in my chair! WooHoo!

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!POSTURE CHECK!


According to mayoclinic.com, when you stoop or slouch, your muscles and ligaments struggle to keep you balanced which can lead to back pain, headaches and other problems.

To test your posture take the wall test -

Stand with your head, shoulder blades and buttocks touching a wall, and have your heels about 2 to 4 inches (about 5 to 10 centimeters) away from the wall. Reach back and slide your hand behind the curve in your lower back, with your palm flat against the wall.

Ideally, you'll feel about one hand's thickness of space between your back and the wall. If there's too much space, tighten your abdominal muscles to flatten the curve in your back. If there's too little space, arch your back so that your hand fits comfortably behind you. Walk away from the wall while maintaining this posture. Keep it up throughout your daily activities.

Practice today:

When standing:

Keep your shoulders back and relaxed.
Pull in your abdomen.
Keep your feet about hip distance apart.
Balance your weight evenly on both feet.
Let your hands hang naturally at your sides.
Try not to tilt your head forward, backward or sideways, and make sure your knees are relaxed not locked.

When seated:

Choose a chair that allows you to rest both feet flat on the floor while keeping your knees level with your hips. If necessary, prop up your feet with a footstool or other support.
Sit back in your chair. If the chair doesn't support your lower back's curve, place a rolled towel or small pillow behind your lower back.
Stretch the top of your head toward the ceiling, and tuck your chin in slightly.
Keep your upper back and neck comfortably straight.
Keep your shoulders relaxed not elevated, rounded or pulled backward.

Stand and sit tall today and every day to protect those valuable muscles and ligaments. Not to mention.... look slimmer!




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