What do you do most of the day? Are you active or sedentary? If you find yourself sitting more than four to five hours a day, you may be putting your body at risk for injury.
As summer approaches, we engage in more physical activities. If our bodies are accustomed to a sedentary lifestyle, the core muscles in the body can weaken, increasing the risk of injury.
The Importance of Maintaining Strong Core Muscles
At AICA Atlanta, our chiropractors know the vital role the core muscles play to ensure the body remains in the proper posture and avoid damage to the spine.
So as you venture away from your office chair and charge towards the weekend, be mindful of your body posture and make adjustments when needed. When your head is in proper alignment, the ear will line up with the shoulder, and then the shoulder lined up with the hips.
Having your head in the appropriate placement goes beyond just standing tall as your head can add an extra 10 pounds of pressure for every inch the head is displaced from the spine. So, just three inches can add 30 pounds of pressure on the muscles and tendons that are only equipped to handle 10 pounds.
As the body endures this added pressure week after week, headaches and neck pain can begin to surface, hindering your ability to enjoy the things you love. However, there are specially designed exercises that can help to improve the function of your musculoskeletal system and to enhance your core muscles.
Schedule An Adjustment Today
As summer is fast approaching, don’t let the effects of your day job keep you from soaking up the sun. Our Atlanta chiropractors are experts in adjusting the spine and creating a higher functioning musculoskeletal system allowing you to enjoy all the things you love! Contact us today at (404) 889-8828 to schedule an appointment!