Walk to work this Friday

WALKING to work is a great opportunity to improve our postural fitness and help us get more active.

“With research showing the average Australian office worker spending 14 hours a day sitting down, every chance to get up and get moving such as this Friday’s “Walk to Work Day” must be grabbed with both hands”. “Walking to work is not only great for your health but can let you take time for yourself and slow down your busy day.”

The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) has a website www.juststartwalking.com.au  and has made available a mobile phone app designed to prompt people around Australia to, quite simply, just start walking. The app measures and maps your walks, so you can keep track of your progress. So far, it has logged more than 200984 kms walked by community users and it is available at the App store and the Android marketplace.

A survey by market research company UMR showed that 90 per cent of Australians believe a significant cause of obesity is sitting and a lack of exercise, so we have to act on it.

Two hundred and eighty thousand Australians each year face forced early retirement due to back and arthritic pain. I believe a good healthy diet, regular movement and exercise and Chiropractic care can improve your postural fitness.

Sitting is the new bad health habit gripping the nation and has been called “the new smoking” for a very good reason. If you can’t walk all the way then consider parking a good walk from work or get off your tram/train/bus stop earlier.