The fact that back pain is one of the biggest causes of sick days in the UK could have something to do with us being a nation of serial slouchers.
The British Chiropractic Association wants to encourage people to work on their posture so that normal day to day activities such as house work, DIY, sleeping and sitting at a computer for long period of time will be less likely to trigger back pain.
The Straighten Up scheme was developed to be a simple and quick three minute exercise programme that all ages can benefit from. The moves are designed to strengthen the spine and improve posture and has so far received a great response, with thousands of people getting involved and experiencing real results.
The routine can be used as a warm-up for exercise or is perfectly fine when used as the exercise itself. If you would like to get involved and learn the three simple step segments then you can visit the website here.