Sit Right

Sit right and sit less for a healthy spine

 Do you spend most of your day sitting, whether it’s at work, in the car, on public transport, or watching TV? Well, you’re not alone. Australia is a nation of ‘sitters’ and its starting to take its toll on our health.

  Chiropractors Association of Australia(CAA) has launched Sit Right, a national initiative that aims to encourage Australians to take note of the potentially dire health consequences from prolonged sitting.

 Australians are spending more time than ever sitting which not only causes spinal damage, but increases the risk of disease and even death. Sit Right focuses on the dangers of long-term sitting, especially for office workers, and offers solutions for common ‘sitting sins.’

So why not improve your health simply by standing up and moving around more? It’s also important you take regular breaks from sitting to stretch, stand, change or correct your posture or walk around your office.

  •  And while you are sitting, here are a few things to remember:
  • Keep your hips, elbows and knees at open angles (slightly more than 90 degrees)
  • Recline slightly to ease lower back pressure
  • Ensure your feet are flat on the floor or on a footrest
  • Position the centre of your computer screen at eye level and tilt the monitor upwards slightly
  • Only use wrist rests while resting, not while typing
  • The CAA have also come up with a handy little Sit Right Widget, it pops up with reminders on your desktop letting you know when its time to take a break .

An active spine is a healthy spine and a healthy spine leads to a healthier life. As part of the initiative, We are also offering short workplace presentations to discuss preventing problems from posture and improving spinal health. Why not organise a presentation for your work place or make an appointment with our clinic to assess your spinal health and discuss how being more active will improve your wellbeing?

Appointments: 07 3367 1233

  • Clinic Details

    183 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington


    Trading Hours

    Mon:

     

    8.00 - 12.30

     

    2.00 - 6.45

    Tue:

      8.00 - 12.30

     

    1.45 - 6.45

    Wed:

     

    8:00 - 12:00

     

    2.00 - 6.45

    Thu:

     

    7.30 - 12:30

     

    2.00 - 6:45

    Fri:

     

    7.30 - 12.30

     

    2.00 - 6.45

    Sat:   8.00 - 1.00    


     

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