Now that spring has sprung, we thought it'd be a nice change of pace to discuss some outdoor spine-friendly activities for you to engage in during the warm season. We decided to focus on low risk but high fun!
Read on to learn how to stay fit this spring and summer without compromising your spine.
You probably hear a lot of trainers or gym enthusiasts telling people to engage their core. They're not wrong. If you head to a lake, the ocean, or a reservoir, standup paddleboarding is a fun activity -- and it eliminates Lower Back Pain. This activity also forces you to engage your core (which isn't just your abs, but also your hips, your lower back, buttocks -- the mid-section of your body).
If you do this outdoors, please please please practice the utmost precaution. We won't fault you for heading to an indoor facility if you're hesitant to scale the high peaks. Rock climbing strengthens your back, and it's also considered low-to-no impact, as long as you're practicing good form. Again, make sure you use good judgment and safe practices.
We like cycling because it's another non-weight bearing exercise for your spine and back. If you're on the roads, you don't have to worry about too many shocks to the spine. Use the stationary bike if you don't like the idea of sharing the roads. Make sure your seat and handlebars are adjusted properly and that you use the right footwear.
If you'd like to know more activities that will make your spring and summertime memorable without putting your back and spine at risk, contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic at (708) 922-1400 today. During your initial consultation, we'll discuss preventive measures you can take, as well as answer any questions you may have about our services and treatments that will help you stay active and optimized.