Valentine’s Day is here, so now is the perfect time to talk about giving your spine some love! It might sound strange, but showing your spine a little love can go a long way.
This Valentine’s Day, we want you to love yourself by making even just one of the following changes. Once that small change has become habit, you can add another one to your lifestyle until you are doing everything you can to keep your spine healthy. Here are our suggestions:
Love your spine by maintaining an active lifestyle.
Exercise and activity are an essential element in living a healthy life. We know that an active spine is a healthy one, and it is important to stretch and strengthen your spine regularly. It can be challenging to exercise when you are in pain, but to maintain true health, you’ve got to get yourself moving.
Love your spine by using your mind.
Mindful meditation has been proven to help those suffering from chronic pain, A recent study even found that over the course of 8-week treatment sessions, participants who engaged in mind-body therapy showed improved pain scores. You can find relief in as little time as 15 minutes per day!
Love your spine by maintaining proper posture.
If you have poor posture, we’re certain you will experience back pain. What’s worse is that over time, poor posture can change the anatomical structure of your spine. Your spine’s health depends on proper posture.
Love your spine by eating healthy.
A healthy diet is a key component in maintaining a healthy spine. The nutrients we eat from whole and healthy foods help support a strong and optimally functioning musculoskeletal system. Additionally, a balanced diet will help you maintain a healthy weight, keeping unnecessary stress off the spine.
Love your spine by evaluating your sleeping position.
Good, restful sleep is much needed if you want to maintain good health. If you are suffering from pain, you might find it difficult to fall and stay asleep. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help with sleep issues.
These are just a few suggestions to show your spine some love this Valentine’s Day. How will you take care of your spine this year? Let us know in the comments!