Well summer is here and while there is no guarantee that the sun will shine and temperatures will keep soaring, we can be assured that there will be a feast of sport for us to watch on TV. For some this is something to get super excited about, for others not so much!
If you are someone who can’t wait to plonk yourself on the sofa or in your favourite chair for hours on end to watch some sport, you may want to heed the advice of our chiropractor at Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic and make sure that you keep your back safe.
Many people are unaware that sitting for prolonged periods of time can trigger back pain. Whilst sitting may appear to be passive, sitting incorrectly can put almost twice as much pressure on the back as standing.
If you are going to spend hours watching your favourite team or sports person on telly this summer then follow the following tips that our chiropractor has put together for you to keep your back safe.
- Change you seated position at least every 20 minutes. The best way to do this is to stand up and move around.
- Whilst there’s a break in play, e.g. at half time, do some simple stretches.
- Check your posture at regular intervals. Your back should be firmly against the back of the sofa or chair you’re sitting on. This will ensure your back is upright and you’re not slouching or slumping.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
Enjoy your summer of sports and keep your back safe.