At Barton Chiropractic Clinic we often talk about the particulars of your back and your spine. We talk about ways to protect your spine and measures you can take to avoid injury, but a big part of taking care of your back involves strengthening it. Think of it as a more offensive measure to ensure your back is strong and healthy, which will drive you to new levels of wellness and productivity.
As you head out for the July 4th holiday, it's a great opportunity to think outside the box and try to do something healthy for your body, instead of engaging in what a large percentage of folks will be doing -- boozing it up.
Read on for a few suggestions when it comes to activities that will engage your core or your back and spine -- or all three!
We're a big fan of this one because it engages your core -- and you don't have to worry about the monotony of the gym. Depending on where you go, you might be looking at a pristine body of water in the mountains -- a totally therapeutic, core-engaging experience.
Of course, it's important to always maintain safety. Outdoor rock climbing areas exist and you can work on the buddy system to make sure you're safely harnessed and supported. There are also indoor facilities that optimize safety and can give you one-on-one training.
Yoga is great for your back -- just make sure that you have a strong foundation. It's important that you get instruction from a certified yogi first. Once you feel comfortable with the basics, you can build your own practice. If you know what you're doing, strike out this 4th of July for some valuable YOU time. Stretch it out in the outdoors.
Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic if your 4th is less than stellar. It's not a rare thing for us to see patients who get whiplash from jet-skiing, wakeboarding, and a multitude of additional 4th of July festivities. We're committed to getting and keeping our diverse patient base active and well for life!