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Fit in the First State is brought to you by the team at ATI Physical Therapy, a nationally-recognized physical therapy and sports medicine provider with over 200 locations nationwide and 24 right here in the First State. From stretching programs to exercise routine tips, our team brings you valuable health and fitness-related posts to help you get there to reach your health goals.

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Stand up straight!
Stand up straight!
By ATI Physical Therapy
July 30, 2013 12:01 a.m.



Last week, we shared why it’s important to sit up straight. This week, we’re back to share why it’s important to stand up straight, too!

First, it’s important to avoid these common mistakes with standing posture:

- Military Posture demonstrates overcorrection.

- Pulling shoulders back with chin up.

- Holding your stomach in & holding breath.

- Leaning Back beyond base of support.

- Locking Knees.

Our team shares these tips for maintaining good posture:

-Simply “Stand Tall.”

- It's about lining up your bones.

- Avoid overcorrection.

- Standing posture begins at the foundation; our feet.

- Body weight should be centered over the arches of our feet & evenly distributed.

- Knees should feel relaxed not locked.

- Chest & abdomen should feel aligned.

- Our shoulders should feel broad.

- Our head held high like a string is attached.

Want more tips on posture? Check out "A Peek at Posture."

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