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Getting FIT for the summer? How about working on your posture first?

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With the warmer weather hitting the Toronto area, a lot of people are working on getting back in shape (downtown toronto chiro). Before you do that, have you thought about correcting your posture? (Neck pain toronto chiro)



  • When standing: your head, shoulders, hips and ankles should line up, one comfortably above the other.
  • You should bear your weight primarily on the balls of your feet (low back pain toronto chiro).
  • Do not lock your knees! Keep your knees slightly bent.
  • Let your arms hang naturally down the sides of your body.
  • Stand straight and tall with your shoulders pulled backward.
  • Keep your head level-your earlobes should be in line with your shoulders. Do not push your head forward, backward, or to the side (aka DON’T do the “text neck”).
  • Shift your weight from your toes to your heels, or one foot to the other, if you have to stand for a long time (chiro near me toronto).


  • Keep your feet on the floor or on a footrest, if they don’t reach the floor (neck stifness chiro toronto).
  • Don’t cross your legs. Your ankles should be in front of your knees.
  • Keep a small gap between the back of your knees and the front of your seat.
  • Your knees should be at or below the level of your hips.
  • Adjust the backrest of your chair to support your low- and mid-back or use a back support.
  • Relax your shoulders and keep your forearms parallel to the ground.
  • Avoid sitting in the same position for long periods of time.
  • Your workstation ergonomics is also very important. Check the illustration on the right for the ideal set-up!