SPINAL HEALTH WEEK THIS YEAR WE ARE ASKING “ARE YOU READY FOR LIFE?”
Life is full of the unknowns, we want to encourage everyone to do all they can to prepare their spine for the future.
According to the World Health Organization, musculoskeletal conditions that reduce mobility, dexterity and functional ability, are the second largest cause of disability worldwide. Musculoskeletal conditions can have a damaging effect on your quality of life by affecting your ability to participate in work, social activities and sports.
You can take simple and practical steps now to be ready for life at any age:
An increase in our sedentary lifestyles has increased the severity of poor posture and in turn its effects on our health. When posture is poor, this increases pressure on your spine causing tension, soreness, headaches, back pain and fatigue. A healthy posture is all about healthy movement, by both your spine and your body. It does take discipline to correct poor posture, but there’s no doubt the benefits are well worth the effort.
The Straighten Up app, developed by the Australian Chiropractors
Association (ACA) is designed to help everyday Australians maintain and improve their spinal health. Use the app to set reminders and receive notifications about sitting right, stretching, improving posture and even staying hydrated.
An active spine is a healthy spine. This is important at any age. Exercise and physical activity have great positive effects on the spine including the stretching, strengthening and repairing of muscles that help support the back. Regular exercise can also reduce the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, build stronger bones, increase your energy, improve sleep patterns and so much more.
If the gym or sports field isn’t for you then walking is another great way to keep active. Some benefits of brisk walking include increasing your heart and lung fitness, muscle strength and endurance, and it contributes to a naturally upright posture.
CHIRO CAN HELP
Your spine supports you. Growing from birth and moving with you at every stage of life. Whether you’re hula hooping in the park, jumping on a trampoline or just getting dressed, it is important that your spine is always Ready for Life.
Good posture and exercising regularly are important factors in maintaining spinal health. Visiting a chiropractor as part of your spinal healthcare regime can assist with ensuring that these practices are maintained.
Call KEY Chiropractic today on 9274 1471 to make sure you are ‘Ready for Life’.