Your spine is the backbone of your ability to move, sleep, and function properly.
Does your back pain restrict you from being able to perform your daily activities?
Life’s too short. Don’t let back pain hold you back any longer.
READY TO HEAL YOURSELF AND LIVE THE LIFE YOU LOVE?
Have you started caring for your spinal health?
We live in a world where most people experience back pain at some point in their lives. Researchers think that the reasons are both genetic and environmental.
On the one hand, we only separated recently from the other great apes, so the thinking is that evolution needs more time to iron out some of our physiological aberrations that lead to pain.
And on the other, the environment leads to changes in our posture, which are anathema to healing. For instance, many of us spend all day sitting.
Fortunately, there are ways that you can fight back and stop your spine from crumbling by the time you reach your forties or fifties.
How to Stop Your Spine From Crumbling
1. Work Your Core
Doing core exercises is vital for a healthy back. It’s something that we all should be doing to help provide muscular support so that it doesn’t wind up having to support the vast bulk of our weight.
Simple exercises are often the best. For instance, you can strengthen the spine by doing things like squats, deadlifts, and other weight-bearing movements.
You could also try things like abs classes and workouts offered by most gyms.
2. Eat Leafy Greens
People often wind up with back pain because they don’t eat a diet conducive to good long-term health.
The spine is a unique part of the body in that it contains the largest volume of non-vascular tissue in the body. The discs between each vertebra get the nutrients they need to keep them healthy from a network of blood vessels covering their surface.
Unfortunately, as time goes by, these can start furring up with plaques. And when that happens, nutrients can’t osmose into deeper tissue as quickly. Thus, the spine itself starts to deteriorate, leading to pain according to webmd.com.
Eating leafy greens, like broccoli and kale, can help stop this process in its tracks and reverse it. The network of blood vessels unclogs, leaving you much healthier and improving how your back feels.
3. Stop Slumping
Ideally, you should stand up straight for as much of the day as possible and avoid slumping. Obvus.me shows what this might look like in practice.
Interestingly, you don’t have to monitor yourself and hope for the best. You can now get app-connected gadgets that attach to your body and warn you whenever your posture deviates from optimal.
4. Don’t Smoke
Smoking is bad for pretty much everything, including your spine. Data from numerous studies that people who smoke are much more likely to experience back pain at some points in their lives.
The reason for this comes back to what we discussed above. Smoking damages blood vessels, making it harder for them to supply the spin tissue with the sustenance that it needs.
5. Carry Your Rucksack On Both Shoulders
Carrying a rucksack on one shoulder skews the shape of your spine and can lead to developmental issues. It also puts massive pressure on one side of your body and relatively little on the other.
The trick here is to wear it on both your shoulders to distribute weight evenly. This way, you can avoid all the usual problems.
Which of these advance lifestyle tactics that you can use to show love to your spine?
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