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How's Your Posture Right Now? - article from The Seattle Times
Good posture looks good, feels good and makes us look slimmer. Studies have linked poor posture with lower self-esteem, depression and back pain. Need some tips on maintaining good posture? Read on...
Standing or sitting up straight is harder than it looks, but being aware of your body position is a great first step.
By DANIELLE BRAFF
Is Your Posture Good Right Now?
- Date May 30, 2013
By Sarah Berry
Killer chair: is sitting the new smoking? Photo: Theresa Ambrose
Don't fall off your perch, but sitting is the new smoking and your chair is out to kill you. No, really. This is the sorry state of affairs thanks to our increasingly seated existence, said doctors in an LA Times feature published earlier this week.
As evidence, the doctors pointed out various studies, including this Australian one from last year which found that every hour of (seated) TV watching we do cuts about 22 minutes from our life span. That was contrasted with this study, which estimated that smokers shorten their lives by about 11 minutes per cigarette.