The Most Common Posture Problems to Avoid

  1. Sit correctly (upright) while eating.

  2. Chew your food with both sides of your mouth.

  3. Do not cross your legs while sitting.

  4. Do not sit on your wallet (when it is in your back pocket).

  5. Do not lie down when reading or watching television, sit up.

  6. Do not fall asleep while sitting up.

  7. Do not sleep on your stomach. Sleeping on your side or on your back is much better.

  8. Do not wedge a telephone between your shoulder and your ear on order to have two hands free.

  9. When lifting heavy objects bend your knees, take a breath and hold it, then straighten up.

  10. Do not carry a heavy shoulder bag or briefcase, or if you must, change side frequently.

  11. Drive a car with hands on the wheel at the 2:00 and 10:00 positions, and do not lean the body.

  12. If a repetitive motion is necessary, change sides or take a break and stretch, often. (ex.: working at a cash register)

  13. Wear comfortable shoes that fit correctly.

  14. Don't slouch.

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