How to Strengthen the Core to Protect the Back - 1st Week

By Genevieve Cunningham

Your body is just like anything else. For every part of your body and every action, there is an opposite and equal part or reaction. For the back, which is an incredibly important part of your body, this statement is also true. The back works hand in hand with the core. They feed off one another, enabling efficient and proper functioning of the other. It’s a balance, and one which requires attention. In order to keep your body in balance and your back strong, check out these tips for a healthy core, as well as a big tip for spinal wellness.

Tips for Protecting and Working the Core

  • Typical Ab-Centered Exercises - Don’t forget about exercises such as crunches, sit-ups, and the plank. Though these sound incredibly typical, they really work for strengthening the muscles. Will they give you abs of steel? No, but they will provide some additional support for your abs, your body, and your back.

  • Weighted Exercises - Go to exercises such as the Russian twist or weighted crunches to really work your abdominal muscles. Weights force your muscles to push past their comfort level, and truly build into bigger, stronger, more capable components of your body.

Tips for Protecting and Working the Back

Just as it’s important to work the core in order to avoid overworking the back, it’s also important to give the back some of its own attention. One of the best things that you can do for long-term spinal health is to get chiropractic care. Through general comings and goings of life, the vertebrae of the spine can become misaligned. When this happens, it can cause pain and discomfort, inflexibility, immobility, and other unwanted side-effects. And of course, when the back is weak, it puts extra stress on the abdomen. Chiropractors can find these misalignments, correct them, and leave your back in better health, which may also help to keep your core and the rest of your body in better health as well.

If you would like to try chiropractic care to further enhance your spinal health and wellness, visit with chiropractors at The Joint. Getting care should be stress- and worry-free. At The Joint, you can take advantage of their walk-in visits and affordable pricing plan to ensure that getting care is easier than ever. Protect your back by strengthening your core and getting the best preventive care available.

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