Are you proud of the way you stand and sit?

Do you hang off your hips, with your shoulders behind your hips like Luci is in the photo on the left?
The correct way to stand is with your hips directly over your knees and ankles. Your chest should also be directly over your pelvis.
Years of standing incorrectly could wear down your hips, knees and also lead to low back pain.
Whilst there isn’t a 100% safe way to sit for everyone, there are a few things to avoid. In the photo on the left, Beth is slouched with weight on her thighs rather than the vase of her pelvis. Her chin is also poking forwards. Try to imagine a piece of string from the top of your head, pulling you up and straight. Your feet should be flat on the floor.

Written by Luci Minogue, Physiotherapist