Definition of body mechanics

: systematic exercises designed especially to develop coordination, endurance, and poise

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Recent Examples on the Web Some days Peltier teaches body mechanics and self-care to classes of up to 170 employees. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "This woman eyeballs GM workers, then helps them get fit," 31 Jan. 2020 For a runner who is aggressively training, the goal is not to change their body mechanics, but to help the body accommodate mechanics developed in response to the running regimen. Andrew Levin, Do,, "Forget pain relievers: Alternative treatments to help runners manage their aches and pains," 26 Jan. 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Body mechanics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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