Party away but give your spine a say

The festive season is here! From end of year parties to catching up with friends, family gatherings to the big Christmas party, there can be something on every night of the week during the Christmas season.

End of year events may involve a lot of sitting for long periods, lack of physical activity or extensive household work like cooking or cleaning, all of which can impact your spinal health.

We’re not saying don’t relax and let your hair down, we just need to remember to support our spines this Christmas season, and a great way to do that is by using the Straighten Up app.

The Straighten Up app was developed by the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA) to help everyday Australians remember their spinal health all year round. Use the app to set reminders and receive notifications about sitting right, stretching, improving posture and drinking water, all in the palm of your hands.

This ‘pocket chiropractor’ also provides you with a three-minute exercise program designed to improve your spinal health, stabilise core muscle groups and enhance your overall health.

If you’re finding it hard to exercise during this time, or just want to get moving, try walking every day and hitting 10,000 steps a day. Walking can help keep your health on track, get some fresh air and help improve your holidaying postures.

Just remember to gift your spine with a little TLC this Christmas season by downloading the Straighten Up App and visiting your local ACA chiropractor.

For more information on maintaining a healthy spine this holiday season and all year round visit the ACA website today and remember to always give your spine a say.