20 May 2019

Improve Your Posture this Spinal Health Week

It’s hard to argue that we have become a generation of sitters. By decreasing the amount we move each day, we have increased the severity of poor posture and in turn, its negative effects on our health. From sitting at desks to driving instead of walking, and even playing video games may lead to incorrect posture, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be corrected.

Posture is the position in which we hold our bodies while standing, sitting or lying down. When your posture is poor this can increase pressure on your spine and contribute to tension, soreness, headaches, back pain and fatigue.

Australian adults, on average, spend an estimated five hours per day sitting with a quarter of the population sitting for more than eight hours per day. This time sitting and hunching over a desk or on the couch can add pressure to the spine.

It does take discipline to correct poor posture, but there’s no doubt the benefits are well worth the effort.

Here are a few tips that can help you correct and maintain proper posture:

The app also contains the Locate a Chiropractor feature to find your local ACA chiropractor for more information on how you can improve your postural fitness and implement healthy practices into your daily routine.

For more information on Spinal Health Week 2019 visit spinalhealthweek.com.au

‘Are You Ready For Life’ is the theme for Spinal Health Week this year. Spinal Health Week is a health initiative of the ACA and is taking place on 20-26 May 2019. #ReadyForLife

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