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Correct Posture Begins With Fixing These Terrible Habits

Sitting on your wallet? That's a big no.

Let's be honest: It's not easy to maintain perfect posture all day when you work a 9-to-5 job.

So don't feel bad if you slouch, curl you back or lean side to side because you'll definitely feel the negative longterm effects later on.

Fortunately, there are ways to nip these bad habits in the butt.

The best way to say goodbye to poor posture is awareness of your body when sitting down. But if you're unsure of what to watch out for, give the video above a view to see what kind of damage you're unintentionally inflicting on yourself.

However, if you find you really just can't sit still, it's try getting up and taking a quick walk to relieve your restlessness.

Watch the video above to find out which positions you should avoid while sitting at work.

What are some techniques you use to maintain good posture? Let us know in the comments below!

“A Better 9-To-5” is a new series from HuffPost Canada Studios that aims to help you make the most of your work day. Each episode offers tips, tricks and life hacks you can use at the office to increase your productivity and well-being. From asking your boss for a raise to taking care of your constantly-sitting body to keeping your desk germ-free, this is adulting at work made easy.

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