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stooping

[′stüp·iŋ]
(meteorology)
An atmospheric refraction phenomenon; a special case of sinking in which the curvature of light rays due to atmospheric refraction decreases with elevation so that the visual image of a distant object is foreshortened in the vertical.
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Physical therapist researcher and APTA member Allon Goldberg, assistant professor in the Department of Health Care Sciences at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, said: "As with standing up from a chair, stooping, crouching, and kneeling movements require coordination of the whole-body center of mass over a wide range of postures in order to prevent a loss of balance or fall.
THEN arose Peter and ran unto the sepulchre, and stooping down, beheld, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
If the body weight is thrown forwards by habitual stooping, the lower spine (typically in the lumbar region') is placed under more strain than it would be if the spine were held in its natural 'S' shape.
While the case against hand weeding has political overtones, few professionals would argue that sustained stooping or kneeling postures do not produce musculoskeletal injuries.