50% (1) of Australians sit for 8 hours or more at work these days.
This means you could be guilty of sitting in the same position for a lot of your day. This can have a poor effect on your posture and spine.
You may have to sit in a car, train or bus for a couple of hours on the way to and from work. When you get home, you could typically add a few hours of sitting in front of the TV, computer or smart devices. This may mean you only have 1 hour a day to exercise, stand or walk. (2)
This is a reason that it would be good to improve your posture and build in some extra activity into your day. This will help your general health and especially your spine’s health.
You can help develop a habit of practicing good posture by trying these tips –
How’s your office desk? Do you need to stretch to reach your mouse or ‘phone?
You can use these tips at home too. The Australian Chiropractors Association has a free app you can download called ‘Straighten Up’ available from the app store for your device.
Making these tips into habits in your everyday life will help improve your posture and take care of your spine. For more information to help you maintain a healthy spine in your workplace, you can talk to one of our Chiropractors at Clayfield Chiropractic by booking online or calling our friendly staff.
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Author: Cheyne Thompson
Cheyne graduated from Sydney College of Chiropractic and Osteopathy in 1984. She also has postgraduate qualifications in paediatric chiropractic care. Before joining Clayfield Chiropractic Clinic in 1993, Cheyne enjoyed seven years in a Sydney based practice. Cheyne has three children and 2 grandchildren.