6 Resolutions for a Healthy Back
Tips to Prevent and Relieve Back Pain in the New Year
The new year is only a couple of days away – have you started coming up with your New Year's Resolutions? Every year people vow to lose weight, get healthy, spend more time with family, or drink less soda. This year, resolve to live with less back pain with these easy goals to help you achieve a healthy spine.
1. Improve Your Posture
All your life you heard your mother say it, “sit up straight a” Well, she was right. Your posture has a direct affect on back pain. When you slouch you put extra stress and strain on your back which can lead to back pain. Be aware of your posture when standing and sitting to protect your back and reduce painful conditions.
2. Exercise Daily
Regular exercise such as walking, yoga, or low impact aerobics can not only decrease stiffness in the joints and increase mobility but it can also reduce inflammation and strengthen and repair muscles that help protect and support your back and joints.
3. Quit Smoking
We've all heard the reports that smoking is bad for your health, but did you also know that it's bad for your back? Research shows that smokers experience more back pain than non-smokers. Smoking reduces blood flow to the spine, cutting off oxygen and vital nutrients needed to maintain a healthy back. Insufficient nutrients can accelerate degenerative disc disease, make your spine more susceptible to injury, and interferes with the back's ability to heal.
4. Stand More, Sit Less
The average American spends 21 hours a day either sitting or sleeping. This sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, reduces the metabolism, and puts additional stress on your back which can lead to increased back pain. To help reduce strain on your back and improve your health, stand up and move around every hour, even if it's just a quick stretch or walk to the water cooler.
5. Eat Healthy
Poor eating can not only lead to weight can which can put added strain on your back, it can also cause inflammation in your joints which can lead to chronic pain. Eating a healthy diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, and legumes can reduce chronic inflammation, fight back pain, and will even help you lose weight!
6. Visit Your Chiropractor
If you're suffering from chronic back pain conditions, a visit to Fort Wayne Chiropractor, Busch Chiropractic, can help relieve your pain. Busch Chiropractic specializes in the treatment of back pain, neck pain, knee pain, and carpal tunnel without drugs, surgery, or other invasive procedures. Thousands of people have been treated with the DRS Protocol to relieve their pain, now it's your turn for pain relief. Contact Busch Chiropractic in Fort Wayne today to relieve your back pain and live pain-free in the new year!
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