Today I'm going to be talking about one of the most basic things that we do on a daily basis, that most of us do wrong, and that's standing. Over the course of 13 years of practice, most of my patients' problems derive from what I call "foundational deficiencies." Foundational deficiencies are things that we do on a daily basis like standing, bending, lifting, driving, sleeping, cell phone use, etc. If we're unable to do the most basic of things properly, then it's unlikely that our neck pain, back pain or other postural related problems will get any better. So, hopefully you can take this information and implement it.
First, you want to make sure that you bear weight primarily on the balls of your feet. Keep your knees slightly bent and keep your feet about shoulder-width apart. Let your arms hang naturally at the sides of your body. Stand straight and tall with your shoulders pulled back. Tuck your stomach in slightly or "engage" the CORE muscles. Keep your head level and in-line with your shoulders. If I were to draw a straight line from your side, the line should go from from your ears, to shoulders, to hips, knees and ankle. If you're forced to stand for a long period of time, make sure to shift your weight from your toes to hells and from side to side.
Thanks and make it a great day!