When You Boost Core Strength Everything Gets Easier
By Sandy Schroeder
A busy world demands core strength that keeps the body well-balanced and moving freely. Wherever you are, in the office or out playing on the weekend, a strong body core will help you meet the challenge.
How to Get Started
A simple four-part office workout could be the best way to get started. Harvard Health suggests four moves for the back, sides, pelvis and bottom that just require a sturdy chair, exercise mat, and desk or countertop.
Chair stand – Keep arms at sides and stand up with a full stretch. Slowly lower yourself back down. Repeat.
Forward plank on desk – Lean forward using arms to lower yourself onto the desk. Then push back to standing and repeat. (At home, use a kitchen counter.)
Bridge – Lie flat on your back with knees bent. Lift bottom off of mat and hold. Slowly lower back to mat.
Abdomen contraction – Assume position on mat on hands and knees. Inhale and contract abdomen. Exhale and repeat.
What to Do Next
As you put a fitness routine into place, The Joint Chiropractic clinic’s wellness center may be the next logical stop to maximize its effectiveness. The Joint’s doctors of chiropractic help people of all ages find the best answers for health, wellness and fitness.
Your chiropractor can help you assess your core fitness and spinal health. A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may relieve any aches and pains that you have, and provide an overall sense of wellness. Many people report sleeping better, feeling more energetic, and mentally alert.
As you assess the benefits, you may find weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments work to maintain wellness. At the same time, you and your chiropractor can refine your fitness routine, and work on any other issues that you have.
On the Wellness Path
This may be a good time to bring the whole family in to set up individual health profiles. As the year moves ahead, you may find your chiropractor also makes a great coach with sports tips for the kids, stress advice for your spouse, and support assistance for senior members of the family.
If you are planning summer trips, this may also be a good time to pinpoint Joint Chiropractic clinics that may be nearby. The Joint Chiropractic provides a network of over 400 clinics across the nation, ready to assist you and your family.
The Joint simplifies everything. Personal affordable healthcare plans require no insurance and weekend and evening hours make visits easy. Walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, Colo.