Straight Talk about Good Posture

By on 10/20/2016

Good posture improves balance and circulation. Poor posture is bad for your health. It throws your head forward and strains the muscles in the neck, shoulders, back, and knees–a prescription for pain and injury down the road.

Do you slouch down in your easy chair to read or watch TV? Hunch over the sink to brush your teeth? Carry a heavy shoulder bag? Regularly wear high heels? Strain your wrists and crane your neck for hours at the computer?

If so, it’s time to sit up, straighten up, balance your load, change shoes, and take a break. Use this infographic for quick tips to improve posture while sitting at a computer or standing.


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