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Standing still for over 20 minutes at a time can have a very detrimental effect on the musculoskeletal system. Standing properly will help enhance your ability to balance and will distribute your weight evenly throughout the body starting with the feet and moving upwards. Wearing the correct footwear is essential. The shoes must fit properly, be supportive, have a soft sole and have a good arch support. You can buy custom orthotic or over the counter arch supporting insoles if you need any added support. If you have a job that requires you to be on your feet all day on a hard surface, an anti-fatigue mat is useful as it helps to reduce the strain on the body. Wearing a Posture Medic as you work can help to keep the neck and shoulders correctly aligned so that you can alleviate the discomfort and strain of standing for long periods of time.Make sure you stand with the correct posture, pull your naval in towards the back of your spine and make sure your hips are tucked under. Stand tall and keep the chin tucked in. It’s advisable to change positions regularly and take breaks throughout the day so that your muscles do not seize up. Standing with one foot on a stool can help to reduce the pressure on your back. Remember to stretch with the Posture Medic to help loosen tight and sore muscles.

DID YOU KNOW?

Keeping your hands in your pockets leads to slouching.

DID YOU KNOW?

Walking with good posture makes you appear “hotter”.

DID YOU KNOW?

Walking slouched, especially if wearing a hat or a hood, may make you look like an unsavoury character.

If your job requires you to stand all day, ideally it is not on a hard surface. Using an “anti-fatigue mat” can reduce the strain on your body. Wearing a Posture Medic helps keep your neck and shoulders aligned to reduce the stress and pain of standing for such extended periods.

While standing, pull your naval towards the back of your spine and tuck your hips under. Stand tall and keep your chin tucked in – do not stick it forward.

Be sure to shift your position regularly so that your muscles do not get stiff. It may also be helpful to occasionally stand with one foot on a stool to relieve the pressure on your back. Take breaks throughout the day and stretch with the Posture Medic to loosen those tight and sore muscles.