Advice from Johannesburg’s Trusted Chiropractor
Many people take the health of their backs for granted, especially in their youth. They engage in activities that strain the back and don’t even make an effort to help the back recover. We recommend that you take good care of your back even when there are no health conditions affecting it yet. Here are a few tips to help you keep a healthy back.
Practice Good Posture
When our maintain good posture it helps you stand, sit, walk and lie in a position that strains your back the supporting muscles of your back the least as you move and engage in different activities. It also helps reduce the straining and wearing of joints and bones, which could later result in arthritis and joint pain.
Yes, there is a correct way of sitting. Always keep your feet on the ground, or purchase a footrest if they do not reach the ground. Secondly, never cross your legs, always make sure that your ankles are in front of your knees. Last but not least; always ensure that you do not sit in the same position for too long.
Your mother probably taught you when you were younger, to always stand up straight and never slouch. Well, mother does know best. Another good tip for standing properly is tucking your stomach in. By so doing you will be straightening your shoulders and pushing your head back, which is good for your back.
If you have a particularly problematic back due to posture issues, contact us today and we will be more than happy to set up an appointment for you with the Chiropractor. This will help you manage this challenge and take on exercises that will help you maintain a healthy back.