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Never bend from the waist only; bend the hips and knees. 2. Always turn and face the object you wish to lift. 3. Avoid sudden movements, sudden “overloading” of muscles. Learn to move deliberately, swinging the legs from the hips. 4. Put soft chairs and deep couches on your “do not sit” list. During prolonged sitting, cross your legs to rest your back. 5. Wear shoes with moderate heels, all about the same height. Avoid changing for high to low heels. 6. Put a foot rail under the desk and a footrest under the crib. 7. For good posture, concentrate on strengthening “nature is corset”- the abdominal and buttock muscles. The pelvic roll exercise is especially recommended to correct the postural relation between the pelvis and the spine.