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Go Ahead, Spoil Your Spine

By Sara Butler

As the years go by, neglecting to care for your spine can catch up with you. This can put you at risk for serious complications such as injuries and discomfort. That's why it's a good idea to care for your spine starting now by indulging it with a few activities -- daily if you can. Here are a few things you should consider doing to spoil your spine according to the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic.

Go For a Walk

Aerobic exercise that is gentle on your spine and joints has a ton of benefits to your spine as well as your overall health. A daily walk can help to strengthen the muscles that support your spine and also gets the blood pumping, which then pushes nutrients and oxygen through the tissues that build up and surround your spine Add in the fact that exercise helps to improve flexibility and keep bones strong and you've got a winning combination for spinal health.

When you go on your walks, make sure to practice good form. Walk with your head high, your shoulders back, and your core slightly pulled in. If you have a spinal condition that you're working to recover from, then make sure to check with your chiropractor before starting a new exercise program. They may have suggestions for exercises you could do for your particular condition and situation that will suit you best.

Eat Right

A healthy diet can also work to keep your spine healthy. The more whole foods you can eat, such as lean protein, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains, the happier your spine will be. Limiting processed foods is crucial to a healthy life and spine as if limiting the number of sugary drinks you take in, such as soda.

Don't make abrupt changes to your diet to get it healthier. Instead, change just one thing to start and add something new each week. This can make it much easier to make changes that you'll actually stick to.

See the Chiropractor

The chiropractor looks for and eliminates spinal dysfunction that can lead to more serious problems down the road. They help to ensure your spine is healthy and cared for, which is the ultimate way to spoil your spine and ensure it's healthy for the long haul.

If you have questions about what you can do to care for your spine daily, then talk to the chiropractors at The Joint!

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

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