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Proper Posture

Stand Tall

Posture is the position in which you hold your body while standing, sitting or lying down. Proper posture is just as important as eating healthy, exercising and getting a good night's sleep. It keeps your bones and joints aligned so that your muscles are being used properly and efficiently.

Don't Be a Slouch

Slouching can lead to aches and pains in your neck, shoulder and back, as well as joint stiffness, which causes wear and tear on your muscles. Poor posture can also affect your emotional well-being by reducing your confidence and self-esteem. You may have heard that the mind leads the body, and it's true. When you hold your head up high and stand up straight, it helps you to be calmer, more relaxed and more mentally stable. Plus, it improves your appearance by making you look taller and slimmer.

What Contributes to Poor Posture?

  • Obesity
  • Weak or tight muscles (that's why it's important to stretch)
  • Uncomfortable footwear, like high heels or tight shoes

Tips for Better Posture

  • Exercise! Strengthening your abdominal and back muscles will help you stand up straighter.
  • Take a look in the mirror while standing. Your ears, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles should make one straight line.
  • When sitting, keep your knees at hip level and sit as far back against the chair as possible.
  • Always sleep on a firm mattress on your side or back, never on your stomach.
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How's Your Posture?

  • I stand up straight.
  • Usually straight, but I slouch once in awhile.
  • I'm always slouching.
  • I'm not sure.

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Krush
you're st00pid
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Qurat-ul-Ain
i am happy because i am single 
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dicee
Hey, just to let you know, the only reason why I know this is because I wanted to also know if they like me back haha. Also, my answer may not be very accurate- But anyways... In this love/crush case, it's always best to look at their body language. Are their eyes looking at your eyes and mouth? Do they copy your actions? When you two talk, do they lean near you or have their whole body facing towards you? Do their pupils dilate when they talk to you? Those are some examples of body language. Another thing is that they stare at you because who doesn't love staring at their crush's face all day? If they love hanging out with you, that means they're probably interested. Are their friends talking about you when he's around? Is it about him having a "crush" on you? Or are they teasing him? Probably another sign. But what you should really look at is the body language, there are tons of articles about it. Just simply Google it. Hope that the verdict will be Guilty! (Guilty is my saying of they like you back, hehe)
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wowie
wowie posted in Style:
YES IT IS
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drowning
drowning posted in Style:
Putting your height and weight together are good ideas. Personally, I think that sounds fine. But you can always use an online bmi calculator to make sure.
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