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Three ways a lack of movement can affect your neck and back

By May 25, 2022Health News

1. Is your phone a pain in the neck?

Neck pain & posture damage can occur from consistently looking down at devices for extended periods of time. On average, Australians spend 5.5 hours on their phone each day. Simply changing the way you hold your phone, so your screen is at eye level, means you are less likely to be slouched in a forward-head position.

2. Is bad sleep posture slowing you down?

A good night’s sleep (when we don’t move very much), is essential for good health and overall wellbeing. An old mattress, incorrect sleeping posture or the wrong pillow can greatly impact your back and neck resulting in stiffness and pain when you wake up in the morning. We can advise you on good sleep hygiene and help your body maximise the benefits that a good night’s sleep can bring.

3. Is sitting at a desk all day killing your lower back?

4 million Australians suffer back pain daily. Our bodies were not designed to be sitting at a desk all day looking at a computer. Long hours sitting and not moving has a dramatic effect on the function of our lower back. Immobility leads to pain and suffering that we can well do without. Simply standing up and walking around every 20 minutes can go a long way in reducing the incidence of lower back pain.