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Sitting Risks: How Harmful Is Too Much Sitting?

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Shoulders rounded, head forward, and eyes down.

Remind you of anyone you know?

It’s human nature to assume this Quasimodo-like trend is “no big deal,” but your Grandmother was wise when she told you to “stand up straight!”

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5 Simple Exercises To Protect Your Spine When You Can’t Get to Your Chiropractor

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We know it’s tough right now for everyone to do things that build and protect their health.

With more sitting, computer time, desk work… our spines are definitely taking a beating.

Now’s a great time to try out those desk-bound exercises we talk about all the time… you know, the ones that you’d like to do, but feel embarrassed to try with all your coworkers watching? 🤣

Now’s your chance to try them out, find the ones that really help you, and lock in the habit so that when you go back to the office, it won’t matter what they say!

And even more importantly, protect your spine, and limit any damage until you can get back to your regular check-up schedule.

Here are 5 simple exercises you can do right now at home to protect your spine.

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Are Jolly Jumpers Really Safe?

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It’s been 60 years since Susan Olivia Poole first patented and produced a children’s toy that has stood the test of time – the Jolly Jumper.

Based on a traditional swaddling technique, the Jolly Jumper is now promoted as a ‘baby exerciser’, and is distributed by some of the biggest box stores and brands in the world, from Amazon to Walmart.

This device, I’m sure, has been a godsend for thousands of mums and dads who just need a little ‘hands free’ time so they can get chores done around the house.

Sometimes, I’m sure putting your baby in a jumper is the only thing that will buy you a few minutes of peace, when all other attempts to quell a tantrum fail.

And we all know that exercise is good for everyone, even babies, right?

While the Jolly Jumper may provide hours of ‘bouncing around and giggling to no end’, when it comes to the healthy development of a child’s nervous system and skeleton, you may be surprised to hear that it can actually present some huge issues.

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