You only get one spine, and that can be a sad fact of reality to some. But others who choose to be conscious of their bodies and take charge of their wellness can start taking an interest in their spine health at any stage in life.
Read on to learn a few ways that you can keep your spine healthy, because your spine is at the center of everything, in charge of support of your body as well as protection of your internal organs and central nervous system.
As promised, here are a few ways you can increase your spine health on a daily basis.
Let Your Spine Rest
When you sleep, make sure that all of your spine structures are in a comfortable (and supported) resting position. Choice of pillows and mattress is entirely up to your preference, but your body will tell you quickly what it likes and does not like. You want the right blend of comfort and support.
Engage That Core of Yours
It's important to work and engage your core muscles as they are rarely used in everyday activities. Try targeted exercises, many of which you can do at home, in the office, or outside during a lunch break. People might look at you weird, but who cares? This is your wellness we're talking here. Your core is your midsection; it involves all muscles in that area (including the traverse abdominis (TVA), the obliques, lower lats, and your erector spinae. Your core acts as a stabilizer for your entire body.
Wear Good Shoes
Many of us are guilty of going cheap when it comes to work shoes. However, the fact that many of us work 40-60 hour work weeks, this can be a bad idea. Make sure to spring for shoes that provide good lower back support. Having a good base keeps your spine in line. Consider orthotics or inserts if you need more balance and support.
Another great way to take care of your spine is to visit your experienced chiropractor near you. Barton Chiropractic Clinic provides chiropractic care treatments year-round, for patients of all fitness levels and from all walks of life.