Back problems can happen to you no matter what your vocation is. Stay at home Dad, Soccer Mom, Young and Bustling Professional, Carpenter -- back problems are the great equalizer. The Good Body asserts that 8 out of 10 people in the US will have a back problem at some point in their lives. We'd like to help our patients and readership avoid this fate.
Practice some of these tips below to increase back strength and promote spine health.
Stretch it Out!
You don't really have to drop a bunch of coin on yoga classes every month. If you can fit that into budget, we highly recommend. But there's also a plethora of videos online. Yoga with Adriene is a fantastic resource. She has videos for both seasoned vets and pure beginners. Even if you decide to opt out of yoga, you should incorporate a back-friendly stretch routine into your mornings and evenings.
Belly Breathe FTW
Tucking in your belly button helps promote great posture while you're sitting at the desk or in the lotus position. If you incorporate deep belly breathing, this helps improve posture and enables nerves in the spine to move through spinal channels. This will cut down on back pain and increase your overall sense of well-being.
Perfect Push-Ups, Perfect Pull-Ups
Exercising is fine, just make sure you're practicing good form. Push-ups and pull-ups are great for the upper body and help strengthen your back as well. Any time you can get a workout using your body weight, we support that.
Lastly, meditation, cutting down on caffeine, and committing yourself to sticking to a solid sleep routine will all help promote mental clarity, and you'll give your body the time it needs to recharge for the next day.
If your body is feeling anything less than 100%, contact Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc. at (303) 229-5374. We're committed to getting you back on your feet and active again.