This section of the Straighten Up New Zealand website is for chiropractors, other health care providers and educators who wish to implement the SUNZ programme in their practice or local school.
About SUNZ :
Straighten Up New Zealand is an easy and enjoyable every day programme to improve spinal health and posture .
Consisting of a set of simple exercises and taking just three minutes to complete, Straighten Up New Zealand will help improve posture, stabilise core muscle groups, enhance health and prevent spinal disability.
The exercises can be undertaken by kiwi's of all ages with a special programme tailored for children. Info and downloads are available here.
The exercises can be completed at any time of day but are most beneficial when they form part of a daily routine. It's hoped that over time all New Zealanders will take a few minutes every day to care for their spinal health, just as they do for their dental health.
Studies conducted overseas indicate that 83% of people who adopted the exercises as part of their daily routine reported a postural improvement. Approximately 80% reported that their backs are more comfortable and that they have better core stability after practising the activities for several weeks.
So go on, help Straighten Up New Zealand, it's Fitness Fun for Everyone!! Click here for our 10 Step Plan to get you started.
Regular stretching is an important part of spinal health and overall well-being... just like brushing and flossing daily is good for your teeth.