Having a strong and healthy back does not necessarily start with chiropractic service. Having a consistent strong and painless back starts with overall health, and the root of having a strong health is prevention.
How do we ensure healthy joints and a healthy strong back?
In these situations, diet plays a crucial starting point that many of us don’t think of when trying to be healthy.
Eating an anti-inflammatory diet, rich in green and organic vegetables and omega-3s are vital for producing anti-inflammatory reactions in our bodies.
Our bodies need to be in an anti-inflammatory state in order to have healthy joints.
Joints play an important role in also ensuring our musculoskeletal stay together, which in turn help us avoid pains from constant day-to-day movements and ageing.
How to stay healthy?
Eating a healthy diet can sometimes prove challenging given our busy lives.
It is important that we plan ahead and make a list of groceries. That way we will stick to them when going shopping, and then preparing meals in advance to ensure that we get the right nutrients when hungry.
In some cases where eating healthy foods might prove challenging, supplements can be helpful in providing that added convenience, especially when we are on the road, or at work and have no access to the right foods.
Exercising can help my back?
Absolutely. When we exercise, especially when doing strength training combined with aerobic or cardiovascular exercise, our bodies are getting conditioned and adapted to all the stressed they go through, so that when they go through the same stress (or worse) again, they are better coped at dealing with it.
Exercise alone is not sufficient though. Myofascial release is imperative to recovering the damaged tissues, which in turn has an overall impact on the full functioning of the musculoskeletal system.
To conclude, all these factors including prevention, which also means avoiding sitting down for prolonged periods of time; eating healthy and regular exercise are all going to make the difference in rewarding yourself with a healthier and stronger back.
For convenience, prevention is the easiest to do, followed by diet, and if time and cost are a factor supplements can help. Finally, a gym membership is not essential but helpful for the exercise bit. In any case, an exercise partner would come in more handy than a gym membership, if it means that we would be dedicated to working out more often.