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Health Tip: Sit and Stand Up Straight

(HealthDay News) -- Your posture has a direct effect on your long-term health, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says.

Good posture means your spine is correctly positioned at three natural curves: your neck, middle back and lower back.

The agency says poor posture can lead to:

  • Undue wear on the spine, making it more fragile and prone to injury.

  • Neck, shoulder and back pain.

  • Decreased joint flexibility and mobility.

  • Imbalance and increased risk of falling.

  • Problems with digestion.

  • Difficulty breathing.

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