When considering our health and quality of life, we often take our spines for granted. But a strong and healthy spine really is essential to achieving overall health. And it’s really easy to keep your back in tip top condition with this simple advice from our London chiropractor:
Exercise And Stay Active
Range of motion exercises such as stretching and bending. Doing every day will help keep your spine flexible which will help to relieve stiffness.
Strengthening exercises e.g. gentle weight lifting or using machines. Make sure you seek the advice of an exercise instructor to avoid injury. Strong muscles help to support and protect the spine, so do these exercises regularly and at a comfortable pace.
Aerobic exercises such as walking, biking, tennis, and swimming. Do these 2 to 3 times a week if you can.
No matter how old you are, regular physical activity is one of the most effective ways to stay healthy. Start to incorporate these three types of exercises into your daily routine and it won’t be long until your spine is feeling healthy and pain free.
Sit Up Straight
In words of Dr. Anika, one of the top rated London Chiropractors: “Don’t slouch!”.
Good posture is essential both for maintaining a positive outlook, it also prevents back and neck pain, even neck stiffness. Sitting straight is so important, and even more so if you’re stuck behind a desk working at a computer for long hours a day. If you’ve slouched for years you may have caused damage to your joints, so visit a chiropractor first, to see if any damage has been done and fix it. Then, work on correcting your posture. Each time you find yourself slouching, sit up straight.
Not only should you exercise, but eat healthy too. When combined these should result in weight loss or the maintaining of a healthy body weight. Those who are overweight or obese are at an increased risk of back pain, neck pain, and knee pain. The body can carry around excess weight, but it isn’t healthy. Lose weight, maintain a healthy weight, and you eliminate the need for chiropractic care.
A lot of focus is placed on our activities during the day, but how you sleep can also bring on pain and the need for a chiropractor. It may sound obvious, but try to always sleep on a bed, preferably with a good mattress. It is easy to fall asleep on a couch or in a recliner when watching television, but prolonged sleep in this position can lead to pain. You can read more on the best sleeping positions for health here.
With good lifting habits. We all lift things. Whether we lift boxes when moving, grocery bags from shopping, or when shoveling snow, we all do it. Most people do not lift properly. Yes, it is easier to lift with your arms and elbows, but this places a strain on all joints. The spine, back, and neck are susceptible to pain. Instead, lift with your entire body. Bend your knees and keep your back straight. Never carry loads that are too heavy even though you may think it’s saving you time. Instead, break big loads into smaller ones and make more trips. By doing this, we can also prevent a whiplash injury.
Don’t Forget Your Regular Trip to your London Chiropractor
Of course chiropractors also want you to come in for regular visits. Why? For starters, chiropractors help to get and keep your spine properly aligned. This helps to eliminate pain, increase flexibility, improve focus, and brings a ton of other benefits to your body and mind. With regular trips, they may be able to keep your spine in proper working condition, which then prevents many of these ailments from returning in the future. Eat well, exercise, and see your chiropractor, and you’ve got a recipe for ultimate wellness no matter your age or time of year.
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