Everyone knows that having a healthy and strong spine is essential but do you know how to do this? Well there are many ways to keep your spine as strong and healthy as possible. Here are a few ways to make sure your spine is the healthiest it can be.
For starters, making sure that your spine rests during your sleep is important. You may wonder “how can I possibly do this?” or “why does my spine need this rest?” Well, your spine is constantly working throughout the day without you even knowing it. Having the right sleeping conditions can give your spine the rest it needs and deserves. You need to make sure to have not only the right mattress but the right pillows as well. Lying down for hours is a long time as we all know, so it is important that during this time our spine is comfortable and in the best possible position it can be.
Staying hydrated is another great and essential way to keep your spine healthy. Being hydrated maintains our soft tissue elasticity and fluidity in our joints. When our spinal discs don’t have enough fluid this causes our discs to lose height. When this occurs, it causes our discs to become more susceptible to painful disc conditions.
It is of course important to stay active but while exercising be sure to target your back and your abs. These exercises can be simple and can be done within 20 minutes. When your back and abs are not in good shape it can put more pressure on our spine. This means that not only is the spine supporting our entire body like its meant to but it now has added pressure on it. When our back and abs are in good shape they help support the spine, which in turn leads to less injuries.
Now that you have these three tips, be sure to use them to keep your spine healthy and strong!