What causes poor posture?

Our occupation and our increasingly sedentary lifestyles can lead to back pain because of poor posture.

If it continues it can lead to longer term problems later in life, so it’s beneficial to know what good posture looks like.


Here’s an easy guide, to help you… Mind Your Back

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Correct alignment:
Your ear, shoulder, hip and ankle should be in a line.

Stand tall with your back and head against the wall. That’s good standing posture.

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Correct alignment:
Your ear, shoulder and hip should
be in a line.

Make sure you sit with your bum against the back of the chair (BBC).
Feet should be flat on the floor.
Arms parallel to the floor. The top of your screen should be at eye level.

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Correct alignment:
Your spine should be straight when lying on your side.

Avoid sleeping on your stomach.
If you sleep on your side, place a pillow between your legs.
If you sleep on your back, put a pillow under your knees.
Your bed should allow you to have a straight spine if lying on your side – soft enough to accommodate the curves of your shoulder and hip.