Are you sitting down for this? Research continues to show that sitting for more than four hours a day can contribute to back pain, neck pain, muscle degeneration, and osteoporosis. Plus heart disease, cancer and diabetes. It’s confronting; yet it’s not ‘new’ news. However, even if you work in an office or are temporarily set-up to work from home, you can still enhance how active you are throughout your day. Small changes, like some morning stretches, can have a big impact on your spinal health.
A journey on the long open road is more than just packing a suitcase. In reality, sitting behind the wheel (or in the passenger seat) in a fixed position for hours can contribute to everyday wear and tear on your body. Read our top tips to reduce your risk of lower back pain, shoulder stiffness, or leg cramps on your next long drive.
Whether you work at an office, onsite or at home – you spend about a quarter of your time on the job. As such, your workplace could be where you accidentally niggle an injury. Not the sports field. Not the gym. Work. Here’s how.
Digital devices have been incredibly powerful in keeping our communities connected and (increasingly) operational this year. Whether you’re texting a friend to say hello, assisting your kids with an iPad school activity, or attending virtual meetings from your home office – screens can dominate your life. There’s just no escaping it these days.
The thing is, increased time on electronic devices like laptops and tablets puts a huge strain on your neck. Commonly referred to as ‘tech neck’ – this everyday slouch or hunch contributes to neck pain. Simply speaking, your body was not designed to act like this. In fact, the younger you are when you start using a device with poor posture, the harder it can be to manage and retrain your body. Here’s how you can counter your screen scroll and improve your upper body posture.
Today, life is not as we’ve known it. The uncertainty of the COVID-19 outbreak across Australia and the world can make you feel overwhelmed, scared and fearful. What we know for certain is that social distancing (and good hygiene!) will help stop the spread of the virus. Therefore, its essential that we take this time to stay home wherever possible and stay on top of our health. Gabi spent 14 days in self-isolation – here’s her tips to help you tackle the new normal we all find ourselves in.
Working from home is (temporarily) the new norm’. Good desk habits can help reduce your risk of headaches and stiffness. Here’s our five tips.
COVID-19 is causing unprecedented challenges and changing the way we exist and work, so here are some great tips for setting up your laptop at home. With more and more people being forced to work from home, we have posted a quick video of some basic tips to set up your laptop at home. The importance of getting your laptop set up properly at home can’t be emphasised enough. Watch the basic tips below, but
It’s no secret that poor desk posture is a daily battle for many. Lower back pain, sore wrists, a tight neck and dull headaches are the most common giveaways that your office ergonomics are amiss. Read our blog to find out how you can squeeze some simple good habits into your day to reduce your discomfort and keep you and your body in prime condition.
Chemist Warehouse interviewed our lead chiropractor, Dr. Greg Sher, to ask his best tips for improving your workplace posture.