Many people ask if there is anything they can do outside the office to help with their spinal health. Of course! Posture is a big problem in our society as well as the lack of stretching…
Perfecting your posture and spinal health
There is no such thing as perfect posture. I mean I guess there is but is really hard to maintain, especially in this day and age with our reliance on technology.
We are always looking down at our phones, tablets, or computers. That really puts a damper on our spinal health. So what can you do to negate these negative effects?
The easiest thing to start doing is start getting up more often. Get out of your chair and move around. Take small breaks to readjust your posture. It seems easy but we do not do it enough. Set an alarm on your phone for every 20-30 minutes to get you up and change your positioning…even if it is only for a small period of time.
The next thing you can do is simple stretching. Doorway stretches, hamstring stretches, and light low back stretches can make a world of difference. If you are not sure how to do them ask me and I will show you in the office!
Drinking lots of water will also help to hydrate and maintain your body and get the lubrication that it needs. Recent studies have shown that up to 70% of Americans are dehydrated. So drink so more water!
We are mostly made of water, so the more that you put in the better off you will be!
Trust me, it is not easy to be healthy…but the more you can move, stretch and get adjusted the better off you will be.
If you are looking for a chiropractor in Frisco to help with your spinal health come check us out. You do not need an appointment for your first visit. We look forward to helping with your chiropractic needs. For more information check us out at Express Chiropractic of Frisco.