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Why is it Important to Practice Good Posture for Back Safety?

Practicing good posture plays a crucial role in preventing back injuries.

When standing, your spine should form a double S-curve. In this position, the two curves balance each other out, the back is at its strongest, and the muscles are able to provide maximum support.

If you are standing correctly, you should be able to draw a straight line from your head all the way down to your feet.

It is also important to practice good posture while sitting. To sit correctly, make sure the angle between your upper body and knees is ninety degrees or more. Sit straight, do not slouch. Sit all the way back in the chair to take full advantage of the lower back support, and change positions frequently.

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