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Slouching isn’t as bad for you as you might think

By Dr Chris McCarthy, Research Fellow, Rehabilitation, Manchester Metropolitan University
Often a posture assigned to teenagers and disaffected youth, slouching is traditionally considered to be a “bad” posture – with some claiming it will damage your spine and cause pain.

The term itself hails from medieval Norse meaning “lazy fellow” – and later the middle English word meaning “walking, sitting or standing with a loose attitude”.

In the last 150 years or so, posture has come to be associated with aspects of a person’s value, dignity, respectability and morality. Erect…The Conversation

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