Improve Your Posture
The internet and all the mod cons have really changed the way we go about our daily lives. Everything can be done at the touch of a button. From shopping to changing channels on your wide screen TV, we can do almost everything without even leaving the couch. Unfortunately there is a downside to this convenience. 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 and wellbeing. The daily activities that we now consider normal, like sitting at a desk, driving instead of walking, and even playing video games, have an accumulative effect and lead to poor posture over time.
What is poor posture?
Posture is the position in which we hold our bodies while standing, sitting or lying down. When you have poor posture it 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, including the 67% that play video games recreationally. Also, the time we spend sitting and hunching over a desk or on the couch can add pressure to the spine.
Get a Ready for Life Posture
A healthy posture is all about healthy movement, by both your spine and your body. It does take discipline to correct poor posture, but there’s no doubt the benefits are well worth the effort. Chiropractic care is well known to help improve posture, and our chiropractors can show you specific exercises that will help to improve your posture and maintain a healthy spine.
At Coolum Family Chiropractic, we also recommend the Straighten Up app, developed by the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA). It is designed to help everyday Australians maintain and improve their spinal health. You can use the app to set reminders and receive notifications about sitting right, stretching, improving posture and even staying hydrated.
Download the FREE app and get your posture Ready for Life today!