Binge watching - Back pain

Let’s face it, in a time where Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Stan are available, we would much rather stay at home binge watching our favourite shows. However, staying in one position for a long period of time can be hazardous for our health, especially when we are slouching or lying in ways that strain the shoulders, back, or hips which lets face it - is most of the time when watching shows hours on end.

Next time you find yourself binge watching television, keep these tips in mind to keep your spine happy and healthy.

  • Maintain a good posture:
    Maintain your posture by keeping your shoulders and back relaxed and upright. While sitting upright might not be comfortable at first, your back will thank you for it later. Slouching can lead to tension and stress in various muscles, not to mention place excessive pressure on the lungs, liver, and pancreas.

  • Be active:
    Sitting down places more stress on the spine than standing. You can make television time productive by doing chores that keep you off the couch while watching your favourite shows.

  • Take breaks:
    Remember to give your spine and muscles a break by standing up once in a while.

If you are experiencing back pain or stiffness despite trying these tips, it may be time to visit a chiropractor. To make an appointment with us at Spinal Care Chiropractic Sydney Olympic Park, call our friendly reception now on (02) 8964 6385 or book online at www.spinalcarechiropractic.com.au/makeabooking and we will look after you. 

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