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How to improve your posture

Start by tossing out the idea that you need to sit perfectly straight.
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A case of the office cramps.

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There’s no such thing as perfect posture.

That’s according to , a physical therapist and spokesperson for the . He says that posture is a popular boogeyman—the presumed culprit for everything from back pain to headaches to the constriction of blood vessels to fatigue. But in reality, he says, “People, in general, overassign posture as the source of their medical conditions.” When it comes to posture and pain, “The research just hasn’t borne that

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