The Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) Just Start Walking and Straighten Up apps are designed for anyone and everyone to use. Available from both the App Store and Google Play, these apps allow you to keep your health at its best through emphasising the importance of exercise and correct posture habits.
Take a fresh look at the ACA’s apps to help improve your health and wellbeing.
Just Start Walking
The recently revamped Just Start Walking app is the perfect app for anyone wanting to kick-start their fitness journey or simply get out and active. The app has a number of features including:
- Tracking the distance and pace of your walk.
- GPS mapping of your walking route.
- Adjustable weekly goals, with a goal countdown.
- Daily reminders to remember to go for your walk.
- The ability to save your walk and share it on social media.
- Find local walks in your area to discover a new trail or path.
- Connect your Spotify so you can listen and walk at the same time!
- The News Feed feature highlights the latest ACA Blogs with tips and information on maintaining a healthy spine.
Straighten Up Australia
Looking to incorporate positive spinal health habits into your everyday routine? The Straighten Up Australia app is your pocket chiropractor to take with you anytime, anywhere. The app features practical tools to help improve your spinal health and overall wellbeing such as:
- Reminders to complete your Straighten Up exercises.
- Tracking of how many exercises you have completed.
- Frequently updated blogs on posture for tips on implementing good spinal health habits.
- An easy 3-minute exercise program designed to help improve spinal health. These can be done anytime, anywhere and feature a spoken guide with a 3D view of the demonstration to see the exercise from all angles.
- The Augmented Reality (AR) feature is a great tool to see how to care for your spine including demonstrating the correct way to wear a backpack, how to sit at your desk, correct sleeping positions, gardening and holding your phone. Print the cards from the app or collect them from your local ACA chiropractor and watch the characters come to life.
Both apps also contain the Locate a Chiropractor feature, so you can find an ACA chiropractor near you.
Whether you have these apps already on your phone or are yet to download, take a fresh look and realise the potential they have in helping you better your health and wellbeing.