Sit right and sit less for a healthy spine

Sit Right this Spinal Health Week (21-27 May)

The chiropractors of Spine and Health would like to ask you a question!!

“Do you spend most of your day sitting, whether it’s at work, in the car, on public transport, or watching TV? “

Nearly everyone regardless of their age will answer YES!!! ……

And you’re not alone. Australia is a nation of ‘sitters’ and its starting to take its toll on our health.

As part of Spinal Health Week 2012, the chiropractors at The Spine and Health Centres will be encouraging their Crows Nest, North Sydney, Mosman and Gladesville patients to prioritise their spinal health by sitting less and moving more.

The  May 2012 heralds the launch of 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 (more than 90 degrees)
  • 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

An active spine is a healthy spine and a healthy spine leads to a healthier life. Why not use Spinal Health Week to make an appointment with on of our four  clinic’s, Crows nest, North Sydney, Mosman and Gladesville to assess your spinal health and discuss how being more active will improve your wellbeing?


To improve your spinal health, contact the Spine and Health Centre for an appointment today.