Good posture is very important to walking correctly.  Use these steps to help improve your posture.

  • Stand up straight.
  • Think of being a tall and straight, do not arch your back.
  • Do not lean forward or lean back. (Leaning puts strain on the back muscles.)
  • Eyes forward.  (Don't look down, look 20 feet ahead.)
  • Chin up (parallel to the ground). This reduces strain on neck and back.
  • Shrug once and let your shoulders fall and relax, your shoulders slightly back.
  • Suck in your stomach
  • Tuck in your behind - rotate your hip forward slightly. This will keep you from arching your back.