Body alignment

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Body alignment is the optimal placement of the body parts so that the bones are efficiently used, so the muscles have to do less work for the same effect.[citation needed]

Pilates is a form of exercise that stresses proper body alignment. Many pains and problems in the body are associated with long-term mis-alignments.[citation needed] These can happen from bad habits or outside forces such as accidents or sports activities.[citation needed]

A good posture requires good body alignment.[citation needed]