Chiropractic Tip: Keep Your Core Strong
By Sandy Schroeder
When we think of core exercises we may think of abs and flat bellies, but that is just the beginning of what your core does for you.
HarvardHealth tell us, “A weak core can siphon off strength from everything we do, but a strong well-toned core can help with everything from improving balance to relieving pain to helping maintain independence as we age.”
Wherever you are in age and strength, exercising your core will tighten your abs, improve your balance and strengthen your back. Whatever your game, a strong core will help make it happen. Tennis, golf, swimming, running, or walking all depend on a fitness level supported by a powerful core. At the same time that core will help you:
- Increase strength so you can do more without collapsing
- Lower your risk of falling with the chance of fractures
- Make daily tasks easier as you turn, bend and reach
- Help avoid incontinence
- Help prevent and relieve low back pain
How Chiropractic Can Help
As you begin to take your core seriously, The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you can help you follow through. When you come in, you will meet licensed chiropractors who can help you assess where you are, and move ahead from there.
They will ask about your daily routine, aches and pains, and health history. A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may help ease aches and pains and open the door to a fresh sense of well-being. Many individuals say they sleep better, have more energy and a clearer head.
As you assess the benefits, a weekly 15-minute spinal adjustment may be the best plan. Your chiropractor can monitor your progress and help you choose the core exercises that you need. As always, check with your doctor before beginning new exercises such as this one from HarvardHealth.
Plank on Table, Desk or Counter
- Stand facing work surface with feet together
- Tighten abdominal muscles and lower upper body forward onto forearms on desk or counter
- Clasp hands and keep shoulders down and relaxed over elbows
- Step back onto the balls of feet to balance the body in a line
- Then reverse position to stand up
If you are ready to get started, stop by The Joint Chiropractic near you to find out more about the affordable personal healthcare plan that requires no insurance. Clinics are open weekends and evenings, and 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 Caldwell, N.J.