Keep Your Spine Healthy so the Fun Continues!
By Donna Stark
Labor Day is right around the corner which means summertime fun is nearing its end, and for many people, that can be a real downer. But it doesn't mean the good times have to stop. There are still plenty of weekends to enjoy with your family and friends, and your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic want you to get out there and have fun. They also want you to stay safe in the process! Here are their top suggestions on how to keep your spine healthy while doing so.
Heading out for a long weekend? Those weekend jaunts with children and backseat drivers can certainly be painful but not as much as what a long drive can do to your back and neck. Before you hit the road, make sure you take the necessary safety precautions. Position your seat into a comfortable position, check the placement of your mirrors, use proper lifting techniques with your suitcases, and give your body a good stretch before you get in the car.
Do you love some friendly competition? Are you constantly looking for a sport to get involved with over the weekends? Whether you are playing a round of tennis or golf, or are running around the bases, make sure you are always considering the health and safety of your spine. Know your physical limitations, warm up before you start, and practice good form during the game.
Sure, work doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun, but it could be if you are with the right people and enjoy what you are doing. If you love gardening or can't wait to start on your home improvement projects, good for you! But remember, safety comes first! Practice proper lifting techniques, use the right equipment, and don't be stubborn. Ask for help when it can provide an extra layer of protection to your spine.
Enjoying the Weekends Ahead
Weekends should be fun so go ahead and enjoy them. Just be sure to protect your spine while doing so because you definitely won't have any fun lying in bed with back pain. And if you are already feeling some discomfort in your back or neck, head on in to see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic before you do anything else. With safe and gentle adjustments, they will have you up and ready in no time so you can keep the good times rolling!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Loganville, Ga.