Guidelines to a Healthy Spin

Dr Christian Farthing is a Spinal Health Specialist and consults for the BodyWell Group, located in the heart of Blean, near Canterbury in Kent. Here some tips to getting healthier spin.

Experts have always debated as to which routines are the best for the spine. Often the arguments go in circles. This article will break it down to simple rules to a great spinal health which will make your life a lot easier. When you are healthy and your body works optimally, you will perform better at home, at work and socially.

Frequent Chiropractic Adjustments

Frequent chiropractic adjustments are the foundation to a healthy spine. You are able to move the rest of your body because the spine allows it. When the spine does not work properly, you will not move properly. Regular chiropractic adjustments compose no less than one adjustment every two to four weeks. Such frequency of regular care will increase the optimal performance of the nervous system and the immune system. This will also provide optimal range of motion for better physical function.

Hydrate

Most of us in our society don’t drink enough water. We need to hydrate our body properly for it to function properly. The spinal discs are comprised mostly of water. When we don’t hydrate properly and the joints don’t move properly, the spinal discs decrease in size. The body’s spinal movement and overall health is significantly dependent to the health of the spinal discs. Drink enough water to avoid shrinking the spinal discs.

Strengthen

To strengthen the spine, the most vital group of muscles that must be focused on is the core. The core group of muscles refers to the internal abdominal muscles, the spinal muscles and the muscles found at the floor of the pelvis. These core muscles are the ones that provide the most amount of stability for the spine. The core is usually very weak because of improper muscle usage due to prolonged sitting and lack of movement. Strengthening the core is a very difficult work. You must always add core exercises to your gym routines to strengthen the core.

Stretch

Stretch often and spend time lengthening your spine and its associated muscles. The stretching exercise does not need to be a long process. You can do two-minute stretching exercises while sitting in front of your computer, stretch along a doorway while talking to an associate or in your bed when you wake up in the morning.

Health can get complicated but it does not have to be. Keep in mind these simple rules as part of your regular routine and you and your health will benefit from them. If you want an improved function of your body and performance and health then create a happy and healthier spine.

If you don’t have a trusted chiropractor yet, contact Dr. Christian Farthing at The Bodywell Group today for help, Like Dr Christian Farthing on Facebook here, Follow Dr Christian Farthing Twitter here and Watch Dr Christian Farthing Video here. 

 

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The Effects of Sitting Too Much

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With technology getting better these days, people seem to sit more and more. With smart phones and tablets taking such a big part of everyday life, many of the activities that used to be physical are now made without having to move much at all. It is not unusual for today’s adults to have more sitting activities than those that require moving. But we all know that too much of something is not good.

Many people will say that they will have no choice but to sit and work at a desk. This may be true, but excessive sitting is rough on your back and it’s also bad for your overall health. Chiropractors that usually deal with back pain and back related issues blame them to too much sitting. Even if your chair feels very comfortable, it is still bad to have prolonged static posture. Too much sitting will also flatten your butt and tighten the muscles in your hamstrings and hips. These will eventually leave your prone to injury during exercise or strenuous activities. Excessive sitting promotes serious health issues such as diabetes, heart diseases and gaining of weight.

The reason why sitting excessively is hazardous to your spine is because you are putting stress on your spine twice compared to when you are standing. If you’re the type to hunch forward slightly in your chair, the problem gets even worse. Hunching forward removes the natural curve at the bottom of the spine. If you have a sedentary job, you can make a few adjustments to your daily routine to help protect your back from serious ailments associated with excessive sitting.
Try your best not to slouch forward. You must sit straight to maintain the natural arch in the lower back. Another tip is to stand up and out of your chair at least once every 30 minutes. Walk around your work area and stand or you can do light stretches. If you have access to a standing desk use it for a portion of each day. Take short breaks and move around so your muscles and ligaments stay loose and flexible.

The impact of moving around can be profound because you’ll burn more calories. This will lead to weight loss and increased energy. The muscle activity needed for standing and other movement seems to trigger important processes related to the breakdown of fats and sugars within the body. If you have a sore back from too much sitting a visit an expert chiropractor that will help get things back in balance and remove your pain. Contact Dr. Christian Farthing at The Bodywell Group today for help.

Unsure if you have good posture? Talk to your chiropractor or schedule an appointment for a spinal examination. Make an appointment with Dr Christian Farthing by visiting his official website here. Read Dr Christian Farthing reviews in FreeIndex here and connect with Dr Christian Farthing on his Facebook page to learn more about Spinal health.