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Straighten Up Canada

Canadian Chiropractic Association




Full Straighten UP Workout (For Adults) click on image to watch video


How many hours a day do you spend sitting? Reading, using computers, driving, watching TV - all that sitting adds up, especially if you have poor posture. Did you know that lower back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions account for one third of missed work in Canada?


Welcome to Straighten Up Canada, a simple three-minute program designed to help you reach for better posture. Practicing the Straighten Up Canada program daily is an important part of an active, healthy lifestyle for adults and children alike.


This program is designed to promote a healthy spine through better posture and is intended for healthy children and adults. If you experience difficulty performing any of these exercises, please stop and consult a chiropractor or other healthcare professional.



As you Straighten Up, here are a few tips to remember:

  1. Calm your mind and put distracting thoughts aside.

  2. Straighten up by standing tall, feet together and arms by your sides.

  3. Remember to breathe calmly, deeply and slowly.

  4. Move slowly and smoothly. Movements should not be jerky.

The Straighten Up Canada program can be practised almost anywhere and is a great warm up, cool down, stand-alone routine or ergonomic break.

Good posture will help you to:

  • Look and feel even better than you already do,

  • Prevent back aches and muscle pains,

  • Decrease wear and tear on your joints,

  • Use less energy for daily tasks, and

  • Increase your spine’s flexibility and resilience.

GET THE APP!


Straighten Up Canada app features:

Canada’s chiropractors have developed an app for that. Straighten Up Canada is a FREE, easy-to-perform posture program that you can use in just three minutes a day. It’s the only free Canadian app specifically designed and completely dedicated to improving posture and spinal health.

  • 12 unique posture exercises

  • Adult and youth exercise options

  • Easy to follow Image stills and video content

  • Tracking function

  • Set personal reminders

  • Track your progress

  • Share your posture exercise progress with friends through social media

  • Learn about your back and common back-related problems

  • Find a Chiropractor in your area quickly and easily

  • Read the latest blog posts on musculoskeletal health

Download the Free App