Watching the Rugby World Cup at home? Look after your back with top tips from your Fareham Chiropractor

Rugby fever is upon us and with a home championship it’s even more exciting. If you are one of the millions who will be tuned into the Rugby World Cup our team of Fareham chiropractors have some tips the help you keep your back safe.

Yes, you don’t have to be on the pitch to injure yourself!

Sitting incorrectly puts almost twice as much pressure on our back as standing 

Sitting for long periods can trigger back pain, in fact research carried out by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) found that 35% of people said that this was the case for them. So with tens of hours of rugby matches on our TVs, many of us will find ourselves sitting down for longer periods.

We’re all hoping for a lot of excitement during the games. Unfortunately some of our excitement can be harmful such as jumping up quickly after being seated for a long period.

Top tips to keep you back in good order

Here are some tips that our team of chiropractors in Fareham have put together to help you keep your back safe:

Don’t sit in one position for a prolonged period of time – Of course you can be become extremely engrossed in a match but if you try and change position every 20 minutes or so you will avoid a lot of problems. Even if all you’re doing is just standing up, moving around a bit and then sitting right back down.

Take a half time break – Use half time to get up and do a few stretches and move around.

Check your Posture  – Check your seating position and posture when sitting on your sofa or chair. Make sure you are not slumped down.  Make sure you’re sitting right back into the seat and your back is fully against the back of the sofa or chair.

Drink plenty – …. of water. Try to avoid too much alcohol, tea and coffee and drink plenty of water instead. You’ll feel better for it and be able to concentrate on the game better.

Get outdoors and enjoy a kick about – This one is optional but maybe after the match you feel inspired for a kick about. It’s a nice way to stay active.

If you are suffering from back pain or have other concerns please get in touch with us as we offer a lot of help and advice to get you back up and running as soon as possible. You can contact us at Homewood Chiropractic Clinic on 01329 280 283 or email

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