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How Chiropractic and Planking Can Work for You

By Sandy Schroeder

If you are still looking for the best way to keep your body strong, healthy, and flexible, chiropractic and yoga exercises may be the right combination for you.

More and more people are discovering how chiropractic works on all of the issues, from ongoing pain to overall health and wellness.

The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you has licensed chiropractors who are well equipped to find the right solutions for you.

How a Healthy Spine Works

When you come in, you will find out how a healthy spine influences every aspect of your well-being. The spine keeps us moving through life and the central nervous system inside supplies the crucial brain-to-body communication that makes everything work.

A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may ease your aches and pain and generate a whole new sense of well-being. You may enjoy more energy, better sleep, and a sharper awareness. Each person must assess individual benefits. As you evaluate yours, you may find weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments work the best to keep you pain-free and active. Your chiropractor will monitor your progress and help you put together fitness routines with exercises like the plank.

What the Plank Does for You

The plank only takes one minute, but you get a total workout of your core that plays out with total body fitness, according to Harvard Health. The plank pose is a push-up position in which you rest on your forearms. It serves to exercise the core which consists of several muscle groups including abdominals, hips, back, pelvis and buttocks. Keeping the core strong improves posture and helps sore knees, hips, shoulders, neck and low back pain.

How to Do a Plank

  • Stretch out face down on a mat with forearms on the floor and legs extended
  • Push into forearms to lift the body to form a line from the head to the feet
  • Look down and focus on abdominal muscles as you take even breaths
  • Hold up to 30 seconds then lower body and rest
  • Repeat 2 to 3 times

Alternate Positions

If resting on forearms is difficult, fully extend arms as a push-up. Or if it bothers your back, do the plank on your knees or stand up and lean forward on a counter at a 45-degree angle.

However you do the plank, if you stay with it on a daily basis you will be creating a stronger core and a more resilient and flexible body.

When you are ready to move, head over to The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your neighborhood and find out more about the affordable personal healthcare plan that eliminates the hassle of insurance. Clinics are open weekends and evenings. No appointments are needed.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Sacramento, Calif.

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