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Posture: Standing and Walking - Topic Overview

The following tips may help you stand and walk camera.gif 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.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2012
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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