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    Posture: Standing and Walking

    Posture: Standing and Walking

    Topic Overview

    The following tips may help you stand and walk using good posture:

    • Keep your ear, shoulder, hip, and ankle in a line.
    • Avoid locking your knees while standing.
      • Try placing one foot on a low stool if you must stand in one position for a long time. Switch feet every few minutes.
    • Keep your lower back in the neutral position.

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    By Healthwise Staff
    William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
    Robert B. Keller, MD - Orthopedics
    Last Revised March 12, 2012

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