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What if I tell you that there is a way to 'increase' your height, 'trim' some belly flab and look 'more' vibrant just now? What would be your reaction?

In fact, it's a short-cut with great benefits like:
- You will look younger, fitter and taller instantly. 
- Other people will see you as more energetic and confident.

The good news is: you don’t need to do much effort to get all these benefits. You just need to follow my simple guide to good posture. That’s it. Before I correct your posture, let's see what causes bad posture and why it is important for you to improve your posture. 


What Causes Bad Posture 

- Laziness
- Stress
- Being overweight
- Chairs that are too high or too low 
- Hunching at work or computer work 
- Injuries
- Low self-esteem
- Unsupportive shoes
- Genetics 

How to Check Your Posture

Understanding good posture help you realign your body the right way.

Here is a quick test to check your posture.
1. Stand with the back on your head against the wall.
2. Place heels 2 inches from the wall.
3. Your buttocks and shoulder blades should touch the wall.

There should be less than 2 inches between: 
- Your neck and the wall
- Your back and the wall

Improve Your Sitting Posture 

DOs
- Keep your head straight and not tilted up or down.
- Keep your shoulder back and try to relax.
- Sit with your knees slightly lower than your hips. 
- Keep your feet flat on the floor. 
DON’Ts
- Don’t try to keep your back ramrod straight
- Don’t work without support for your arms. 
- Don’t tuck your feet under the chair
- Don’t cross your legs above the knees.

What’s the first thing that we do when meeting a new person? We judge! First impressions take only seconds to form, but sometimes they last a lifetime. In this fast-paced world, you probably won’t get a second chance. You have to make it happen the first time.

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Written by Sapna Vyas Patel , PhD in Nutrition Science and Dietetics
Sapna writes simple, easy to understand articles that are based on pure scientific evidence. She is one of the most popular fitness professionals in India and is followed on social media by fitness enthusiasts, nutritionists, dieticians, doctors, trainers, and professionals.

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