Are you looking for easy exercises to alleviate your back pain?
You’re not alone.
Nearly 16 million Americans suffer from chronic back pain.
The culprit is often a mix between our sedentary lifestyles and bad posture linked to looking down at our phones.
The good news is that there’s an easy way to significantly alleviate your back pain!
Walking is an easy and low-impact activity that can help reduce lower back pain and protect your spine.
In fact, research shows that walking 30 minutes a day, three days a week, can significantly reduce lower back pain.
Here are three ways regular walking can help improve your spinal health.
Rehydrates Spinal Discs
The spinal discs contain 85% of water. This high water content acts as a cushion for vertebrae and helps your spine function properly.
Now, our daily activities and movements compress the spinal discs, squeezing out the water and causing the discs to thin.
Discs rehydrate overnight with the water you’ve consumed. However, low-impact aerobic exercises such as walking increase your circulation, helping to rehydrate your discs properly by moving water so that they can absorb it.
As mentioned before, sedentary lifestyles and constant use of mobile phones, tablets, or computers often lead to bad posture. Unfortunately, poor posture creates stress on the spine leading to soreness, stiffness, and even headaches in some cases.
What’s more, the average adult sits for 9 hours a day. Now, sitting tends to increase the pressure on the back muscles, arms, neck, and spinal discs.
On the other hand, walking helps position the spine upright, in its natural shape, while strengthening the body. The right walking posture will help you get into the habit of adopting better posture when sitting too.
Here are a few tips on how to adopt the right walking posture:
Keep your head up
Keep your shoulders back
Engage your core muscles
Keep your pelvis neutral
Step from heel to toe
Increases Circulation To The Spine
Good blood circulation is essential to keeping your spine healthy. That’s because good circulation helps get nutrients to your spine and also nourishes the soft tissues surrounding your spine.
Now, over time toxins can accumulate in your lower back tissues. By walking and, therefore, increasing your blood circulation, you can help your body get rid of these toxins effectively.
Visit The Sarasota Chiropractor on Clark Road, FL
Chiropractors are adept at improving spinal health.
A talented chiropractor will leverage their specific skillset and unique expertise to treat your spine and any conditions related to muscle and joint pain.
While walking is a great way to get your blood flowing and your body functioning better, experienced chiropractors can help you adopt a proper walking posture to ensure you maximize your efforts. Besides, they’ll also be able to design the perfect exercise program to help you maintain a healthy spine, increase your range of motion and prevent any chronic back pain or back injuries.
At ChiroclubUSA, we specialize in tailored chiropractic care designed to promote a healthy spine and support your overall health. Dr. Andy is all about ongoing proactive care to avoid painful injuries and expensive treatments and ensure optimal spine and musculoskeletal health for your and your loved ones.
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Dr. Andy is conveniently located on GYM SRQ 3530 Clark Road, Sarasota, FL 34231.
So, call 941-218-0001 and schedule your first appointment with him today!