Health Tips and Videos
Spine care and prevention will help decrease the risk of injury and ensure a healthy spine through all stages of life. Some of the ways your can have a healthy spine is:
Eating Well: When making healthy food choices and have balanced meals, it provides vitamins and minerals to the bones. Along with a healthy body weight, having extra weight can put more stress on the spine. Being dehydrated will effect the body including your spine, the spinal coard is 60% water.
Being Active: Exercising is important to the overall health. The canadian standard is 30 minutes of activity for 5 times a week, this doesn't include the warm up and cool down.
Spinal Posture: When lifting items it recommended to bend with your knees then tuck your pelvis and hug the load. Sitting in a chair for long periods of time is probably one of the worst things to do for your body, but if you are sitting down take few minutes to get up and walk around.
Reducing Stress: Getting a solid 8 hours of sleep is recommended to relieve stress, also doing calming activities such as yoga, walking and reading a book can help lower stress levels.
Wobble Cushion video: This video is an exercise for your spine, this can be done on a wobble cushion or a yoga ball. If you do try this at home, you can do it a slower pace than what the girl is doing it in the video.