Most of the time, when people watch TV, they are either slouching or lying in ways that put strain on their shoulders, back, or hips. Unwinding in front of the television shouldn’t feel like work but it also shouldn’t leave you feeling miserable the next day (which can happen if your body is not properly aligned).
Elemental Chiro at Parkwood Village has some tips on things you can do to keep your spine happy while watching television:
- Pay attention to your posture – sitting up straight may not feel comfortable at first but overtime you’ll be able to maintain good posture as a habit. Keep your shoulders and back relaxed, and avoid tilting your head forward, backwards or sideways.
- Take a break – a great way to remember to move is by getting off the couch and walking around during commercial breaks or between episodes of your favourite series.
- Reduce sitting time – you can make screen time productive by doing household chores such as ironing or folding clothes while watching your favourite shows.
Your local Gold Coast Chiropractor can help!
If you are already experiencing the side effects of poor posture and prolonged sitting (pain, headaches or stiffness), it is advisable to BOOK A VISIT TO SEE US to see how we can help you improve your quality of life.
We are local to the northern Gold Coast, in Parkwood, and we can provide advice on self-care, depending on your condition and its severity. Research has shown that chiropractic care can help patients who suffer with back pain. In fact, a systematic review of articles published between 2009 and 2014 concluded that “the evidence supports that doctors of chiropractic are well-suited to diagnose, treat, co-manager, and manage the treatment of patients with low back pain disorders”.2
If you don’t live on the amazing Gold Coast then you should Visit your local CAA chiropractor to see how they can help.
For more information on maintaining a healthy spine, please visit the website of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) at www.chiropractors.asn.au
‘Chiro Can Help’ is the theme for Spinal Health Week this year. Spinal Health Week is a health initiative of the CAA and is taking place on 21-27 May 2018. #ChiroCanHelp
This article is adapted from the CAA Spinal Health Week 2018 by Dr Adam Smith (Chiropractor) who is a member of the Chiropractors Association of Australia and Board Secretary for CAAQLD.
 Digital in 2017:ANZ and Pacific, 2017, We are Social & Hootsuite
 Globe G et al, 2015, Clinical Practice Guideline: Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain