𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞! 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.
Core muscles, which is located at your lower back and abdomen, should be strong and supple in order to support your spine and take pressure off from your lower back.
If these muscles are weak or imbalanced, they will not be able to absorb or support the stress that we put on our body every day. Instead of getting taken up by the muscles, extra stress gets taken up by the inner structures in the spine such as discs, which then ultimately leads to a wear and tear within the spine. By making our muscles strong, our muscles will be able to take the pressure off the spine, to ensure a longer, sustainable and healthier spine structure.
Basic exercises such as strengthening, stretching and aerobic exercises are good for the well-being of our spine. Strengthening our muscles, especially the abdominal and back muscles, will help to stabilize the spine and make it easier to maintain correct posture and perform daily activities.
Besides, stretching exercise also helps to improve and maintain flexibility, preventing muscle strain and soreness, which will prepare our bodies for more strenuous activity. Aerobic exercise such as swimming involves movement of back, shoulder, arm and neck muscles. By strengthening these muscles, one is able to walk with a better posture, placing less strain on the spine.
Exercise for a healthy spine doesn’t have to be a major commitment, however, we do need to be consistent with it. Start exercise for 15 – 30 minutes on a daily basis to build and retain good muscles strength!