Children

Standing up straight is important for everyone. We’re excited to help you learn how to take care of your spine. We will show you some exercises you can do every day – because good posture helps you feel good and stay healthy.

Adults

Good posture allows you to be physically well and move through life with more energy, less stress and fatigue. Taking just a few minutes each day, our quick and simple exercises can help you to improve your spinal health and posture.

Educators

It is our long term goal that every kiwi will commit a few minutes daily to care for their spinal health. We offer resources to chiropractors, health care providers and educators who want to implement the Straighten Up programme.

Good Posture for Good Health

We are becoming a more health conscious society today and good posture is a part of it. Good posture means your bones are properly aligned and your muscles, joints and ligaments can work as nature intended. It means your vital organs are in the right position and can function at peak efficiency. Good posture helps contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system.

Start today
We can all avoid the problems caused by bad posture and can start making improvements at any age.
Weight matters
Excess weight, especially around the middle, pulls on the back, weakening stomach muscles
Exercise regularly
Regular exercise keeps you flexible and helps tone your muscles to support proper posture.
Invest in good bedding
A firm mattress will support the spine and help maintain the same shape as a person with good upright posture.
Pay attention to injuries
Injuries in youth may cause growth abnormalities or postural adaptations to the injury or pain that can show up later in life.
Check your vision
A vision problem can affect the way you carry yourself as well as cause eyestrain.
Workplace ergonomics
Is your chair high enough to fit your desk? Do you need a footrest to keep pressure off your legs?
Lifestyle Tips to Straighten Up and Stay Healthy