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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

Current as of: July 1, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Robert B. Keller MD - Orthopedics