3 of Your Biggest Assets to Long-Term Spinal Health - 3rd Week
By Genevieve Cunningham
Heart health, lung health, reproductive health. These are three areas of our overall health that we tend to hear a lot about. The advice on how to keep these specific systems healthy is abundant and seemingly growing every day. Let’s take a look at a different kind of health: Spinal health. In the grand scheme of things, we actually hear very little about how to keep our spines healthy. Considering the many important roles that the spine plays in our bodies, perhaps it’s time to focus on this issue and promote long-term wellness. To improve your spinal health for a lifetime of healthy living, check out these three tips.
Get Chiropractic Care
When it comes to keeping the spine healthy, this should really be your top choice. Chiropractors are trained professionally to recognize problem spots along the spine and to correct them accordingly. They can help keep it aligned, which also encourages efficient function and fewer aches and pains. If you only add one spinal health tip from the list, this would be the perfect place to start.
Focus on the Core
Your core and your back work together to create a strong center. When the core is weak, it adds pressure to the spine and the muscles in the back to create burden and pain. Perform regular core strengthening exercises, such as the plank, crunches, and leg lifts in order to stabilize this area of the body.
One of the fastest ways to injury is to avoid the stretch. Stretching elongates the muscles, improves flexibility, and gets your muscles and ligaments ready for use. When you skip this step, it often leads to pulling of the muscles or other injury simply because your body wasn’t warmed up enough to perform the required tasks. Join a yoga class for hardcore stretching, or just do a simple morning routine to keep your body loose and limber.
While the bottom two tips can be done at home or at the gym, get to The Joint in order to take advantage of quality chiropractic care. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever. You can use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing plan to get the care you need without stress or worry. Your spinal health directly affects overall body health, so take care of yours with these tips and a trip to The Joint as soon as today.