Three Things To Know About Stretching In Between Visits To The Chiropractor In Atlanta

Dec 10, 2014

It’s pretty easy to take your back to the chiropractor.

What may be harder to figure out is what to do once you’ve left the doctor’s office and are at home.

For those who are suffering with lower back pain and need to visit a chiropractor on a regular basis, there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to staying healthy and pain .

If you are looking for simple, light ways to stay in shape in between visits to your chiropractor in Atlanta, check out the following considerations around personal stretching.

Stretch In The Morning

Make healthy living a habit by stretching out your limbs when you wake up. It can even be while you’re still in bed.

Enjoy yourself, and remember that you’ve got arms, legs and a trunk in between that all need TLC, which is something that not enough of us get.

But when you begin your morning thinking about wellness, you’re probably going to think more about staying healthy throughout the day – which will remind you of the following tips.

Avoid Sit Ups

While having a strong core is great for your back, there are multiple ways to get it. Crunches or sit-ups shouldn’t be among them because they stress your spine. Instead, become a plank, which is a pose in Yoga and some boxing or military training regimens.

Get into position for a push-up, but don’t worry, you’re not going to do one. Instead – just stay that way. The longer the better. Try for 15-20 seconds, or until your whole abdomen burns.

Hamstring Stretches

Laying flat on the floor or a mat on your back, bend your left leg until your foot is flush with the floor. Now sit up, take a towel – loop it over the bottom of your left foot and hold onto the ends.

Lay back down with your leg in the air and use the towel to pull it as high as you can – up to 90 degrees with a slight bend in the knee. Hold it this way for 10 seconds and repeat three times with each leg.

Watch Your Screen Time

Chances are you work in front of a computer. And if you don’t, you likely spend a significant chunk of time there. The question is how do you sit? You already know that you’re supposed to sit up straight. Add these points:

Use a pillow to aid your back in keeping its posture. Or sit up straight at the edge of your chair.
Keep your feet solidly on the floor, which aids your physical composure. It’s also hard to do as a habit, so you’ll develop character as you work to keep your feet planted instead of crossing them haphazardly.

Make sure that your chair is high enough to make your arms equidistant to the table – you want to avoid them angling up or down to reach the keyboard. If you have children who use the computer, check their seats and make sure they also have the right distances to peripherals. Adjust using higher chairs, lower tables, or books and pillows.

Make sure the screen is optimally placed to protect you from craning your neck up or down, and try using your eyes to move between screens rather than moving your neck.

Look away every 10 minutes to save your eyes. Take a break every 30 minutes to save your body.

Ask Your Chiropractor

Your chiropractor is really into back health, and full body health for that matter, because the two are one and the same. Give a call to your local chiropractor and you’re sure to get a number of tips that can keep you on your feet, forestall subluxations and influence your life with healthy habits.


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