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Is binge-watching giving you a backache?

There’s no denying that we live an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, spending hours each day sitting at desks or curled up on couches watching TV. The average Australian spends 2 hours and 25 minutes a day watching television. And if you’re slouching or poorly aligned, you may be putting additional strain on your spine, hips or shoulders.

Here are some things you can do to keep your spine happy while watching television:
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Exercise of the season – Cat/Cow

Cat/Cow is a great exercise to ensure you’re getting good movement throughout your spine. When your spine is moving well, you’re less likely to suffer from common spinal injuries.

There are two parts to the Cat/Cow exercise. Start on all fours with your hands under your shoulders and your knees under your hips. Arch your back up like a cat, going long though your spine and tucking your chin.
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