Illustration showing proper standing posture
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You can prevent or treat osteoporosis by doing simple exercises to strengthen your muscles and improve your posture and balance.

Correct standing posture is the foundation for balanced seated and walking posture. To practice a good standing posture:

  • Stand with your head, shoulders and buttocks against a wall, with your heels two to three inches from the wall.
  • Pull in your chin and tighten your abdomen and buttocks.
  • Press your back against the wall, leaving a small space behind the curve of your lower back.