Go Easy On Your Back!

Looking for a good way to save your back from unnecessary damage? The trick could simply be to get off to an easy start! Try taking the following tips from your Edmonds Chiropractor on easing your backside into strenuous activity.

When you first get out of bed, your muscles and joints are too tired to spring into action. Limit yourself to slow, gentle activity as much as you can, going easy on your spine. It could also help to get in the habit of doing deep, relaxing breathing exercises when you wake up.

When you start in on your exercise regimen, give your back a chance to ease into the experience. Thirty minutes or so of easy swimming, biking, or even walking is a good way to do this. Also, don’t forget your stretches! After this, you should be ready to get into a bit more heavy lifting.