November 11, 2018
Do you have a wellness routine? Whether you do or you don’t, chances are you pay attention to what you eat and try to get a decent amount of exercise. However, there is another crucial part of wellness that you may be forgetting – protecting your spine. Neglecting to do so could result in pain, discomfort, and just generally a lower quality of life.
Wondering how to bulletproof your spine? Here are a few things you can do:
Perfect your posture
In this day and age, too many of us spend the bulk of our days seated. It’s easy to forget about maintaining good posture while in a seated position. People spend an average of eleven hours sitting every day. There are more negative effects to this than you’d think. In fact, some people are comparing sitting to smoking!
Everyone knows that excessive sitting doesn’t do us any good. Despite knowing how important maintaining good posture is, many of us forget and our backs take the pressure (literally). Be conscious of your posture. It’s understandable for you to sit a lot if you have a job that requires you to be seated for long periods of time. However, this means that it’s even more important for you to take measures to keep moving. Make a point of getting up and taking a short walk every hour. This will give your spine and your mind a break!
Strengthen with stretching
We neglect stretching just as much as we neglect proper posture. However, stretching is one of the most underrated ways to strengthen your spine. You don’t need a gym or special equipment to stretch your body. All you need is some space and perhaps a comfortable mat. Set aside some time daily to stretch your core and the muscles that stabilize your spine. This will make for a more bulletproof back. You can even do specific stretches to ease back pain and even help with sciatica, herniated discs, scoliosis, and more. In the long-run, having a strong, mobile back is invaluable. Don’t underestimate the power of stretching.
Call your chiropractor
Chiropractors specialize in spinal and musculoskeletal health. This is why a regular visit to your chiropractor may be just what you need to add to your wellness routine. A lot of people are apprehensive of the idea of visiting a chiropractor simply because they don’t know exactly what a chiropractor can do. However, after a consultation, a lot more will be clear to you. Chiropractors want to help you improve your spinal health. By addressing the root of any spinal issues you may have, they can ensure that you enjoy good back health. With good spine health, the rest of your body will be healthy too!
If you have yet to visit a chiropractor, we greatly encourage you to give it a try. Our team of professionals is here to help you! Need any extra information? Get in touch with us today!