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The benefits of good posture - Murat Dalkilinç

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Has anyone ever told you, “Stand up straight!” or scolded you for slouching at a family dinner? Comments like that might be annoying—but they’re not wrong. Your posture is the foundation for every movement your body makes and can determine how well your body adapts to the stresses on it. Murat Dalkilinç gives the pros of good posture.

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  • Director Nadav Arbel
  • Artist Alon Braier
  • Sound Designer Tzoletet Studios
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
Additional Resources for you to Explore
Do you find that spending a lot of time carrying a heavy backpack filled with school supplies is a real pain in the neck and back? Read this article and find out the problems associated with that heavy school routine and learn about potential spinal issues that students may develop! Watch “What every student should know about backpacks”, and take a critical look at the way you carry your school supplies. Carrying those books could be less of a pain in the neck if you do.

Does backpack design have anything to do with posture? Read this article to find out! Go to Cornell University Ergonomics Web for some answers. What would you change to improve the design of your current backpack? Any ideas?

Know already that your posture isn’t the best it should be? Read this article for some tips on how to improve it! Spend a lot of time on your cell phone texting? Do you have “text neck?” Take a look at this article from NPR: Keep Your Head Up: Text neck Takes A Toll On The Spine. This article also has lots of information about this topic.

What about work related back issues? Visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and The World Health Organization for more information.

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Saloni Tomar • Ujjain [M.p.], India • LESSON IN PROGRESS
Hey, what if I need to study for a long period of time considered that I take a break every 45 min. Would that harm my posture?
08/03/2015 • 
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Sleep is important, you know, but if you like sleeping in fetal position, gradually this will get worse your posture.
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You should do beautiful posture so that you can live a longer life, also, it can help to be patient with the people who scold you to "SIT UP STRAIGHT!" or "STAND UP STRAIGHT!". Listen to the people who scold you, because it may help you later on. I learned now that I should sleep on my side, exercise more, and to stand or sit up straight. Thank you so much Murat Dalkilinç!
08/12/2015 • 
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carrying heavy backpacks is my daily activity,keep your posture straight when carrying backpack will help you less head and spinal problems
08/24/2015 • 
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this is very important for you to have a better posture
09/17/2015 • 
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My physical therapist Dr. Jennifer Halquist explained good posture to me. I said "I always forget and catch myself with bad posture!" She said that is normal and the same thing happens to her. She has to keep reminder herself to stand up straight and she has fantastic posture. Good luck!
09/23/2015 • 
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people with poor posture usually deals with fatigues, and its very bad so take a good care of your body.
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How can I make sure I maintain good posture during work? What is the maximum amount of time I should go without standing up or walking? One/two hours? Provide how you have maintained your health. Thank you
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In this this discussion we're gonna talk about why is good to work without a chair.
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Alhassan Umar
It's really not advisable and over time can contribute to pain in the spine and waist.
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Chiropractic treatment works tremendously for pain relief and improved posture in the long-term.
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Carroline Enlloe
At school people do not have good posture.
10/28/2016 • 
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No matter where you are, it is best to always be moving around in intervals, whether laying on the couch, or at work, doing simple stretches, or just moving around will not only help your posture, but it will make you feel so much better.
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bones are inportent
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Some times I catch myself leaning over a lot and I want to change that, my parents are always telling me to have good posture. I didn't know how much it would change my body.
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You don´t have to be all the time playing games because because is preffer study than play fortnite...etc. YOU HAVE TO DO FRIENDS
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I have bad posture and even when my parents tell me to sit up I still end up slouching what should I do to help me stay siting up straight.
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Because of the pandemic people spend many hours in front of a computer every day. Maybe because they need to work, take classes or meet with friends. How seriously should we take the posture in front of a computer? What piece of advice can you give to people that sit at a computer every day? What are the benefits of good posture?
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because if you dont it could hurt your neck or back
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Massaging sore and stressed body parts help relieve pain in your body. It helps blood flow and relieves pressure points that have constant stress. Incorporating a daily massage can be beneficial to you and help you through your daily tasks.
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In my opinion, it is important to teach children at school the benefits of good posture. Most children are not aware at all that small changes in their habits can help them stay healthy. Also, schools should buy chairs and tables that are suitable for children and make sure they sit correctly.
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After watching this clip it is now clear to me that I need to make sure I move around a lot more as I am often sitting still at my computer for many hours.
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Meet The Creators

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  • Director Nadav Arbel
  • Artist Alon Braier
  • Sound Designer Tzoletet Studios
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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