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.

Credits

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

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