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Health Tip: Keep Good Posture

It can help prevent back problems

(HealthDayNews) -- Correct sitting and standing posture can help prevent back strain, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians.

When it comes to sitting:

  • Sit in chairs with straight backs or low-back support.
  • Keep your knees a little higher than your hips. Adjust the seat or use a low stool to prop your feet on.
  • While driving, sit straight and move the seat forward.

And here are some standing suggestions:

  • When standing for a long period, rest one foot on a low stool to relieve pressure on your lower back.
  • Switch the foot you're resting on the stool every five to 15 minutes.
  • Keep your ears, shoulders and hips in a straight line, with your head up and your stomach pulled in.
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