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4 Top Tips for Looking After Your Back on Kiwi Summer Roadies

Welcome to summer in beautiful Aotearoa! It's the season for hitting the open road, exploring our stunning landscapes from the Coromandel to the Catlins.  But amidst the excitement of planning these road trips, it's easy to overlook one crucial aspect – our back health. Long hours in the car can be a literal pain in the back, turning what should be an enjoyable journey into a struggle.  However, with a few smart moves and the right gear, you can keep back pain at bay and make the most of your summer travels.  In this guide, we’ll share five essential tips to protect your back, ensuring your road trip is as comfortable as it is memorable. So, buckle up and let's...

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3 Surprising Risks From Poor Posture

Posture has such a diverse effect on both your physical and mental well-being, often in ways that we wouldn’t even think about when living our day-to-day lives. Correct posture is not only important for how we look and carry ourselves aesthetically, but also for many other reasons that may often get overlooked! Here are three surprising risks that you may be taking, while practising poor posture, and what you can do to fix it. 1. Lack of Motivation The amount of oxygen delivered to your brain is directly correlated to your body’s current position or posture. Poor posture reduces the amount of blood flow to your brain, resulting in less oxygen which helps us concentrate and stay motivated for longer periods...

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5 Posture Damaging Habits (you may not even realise you’re doing!)

1. Working for hours without a break It’s no secret that working at your desk for long periods of time without a break can cause terrible back and neck pain, but did you know that this habit can also be detrimental to your posture in the long run? Posture is like a muscle that you have to train, so if you are training it to be hunched over a desk all day long, without getting up and stretching, or going for a walk, this posture will eventually become your new normal. To avoid these long-term issues, for every hour that you're sitting or working, get up and do some stretches to re-set your body. 2. Driving for hours without a break Driving...

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Can Bad Posture be Causing You Digestion Issues?

There’s nothing worse than finishing a delicious meal only to be punished by your body afterwards in the form of ingestion, acid reflux or terrible stomach pains. If you’re someone who struggles with digestion issues, it’s more than likely you’ve searched high and low for anything to help, so we are here to suggest an alternative solution may have not thought of before. Your posture! How you sit throughout your day, whether that be working, relaxing or eating, has a direct impact on the functionality of your gut. Slouching over from your stomach while you eat, or for long periods of time throughout the day, can lead to feelings like being bloated, gassy or cramped. This can be caused by...

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The 5 BEST things you can do for your posture

ONE - Have an ergonomic workspace Your screen should be set up at eye level so you’re not looking down or up. Using a laptop stand or stack of books works great, or if using a monitor make sure its on a high enough setting. If you have no other option than to use your laptop on your lap, a lap table or even a high pillow will make a difference. As well as your head position, your arm position is also important. When sitting at your desk, reach your arms out straight so that they touch your screen, now when you bring them back they will be in the correct place for your keyboard (approx. 90degrees). TWO - Balance of low...

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