The overall well-being and health of your back is something that the choices you make daily effects. Though we may not be able to control all of the factors that play a part in back health, exercise is one of the things that you can do to maintain a healthy back. In today’s blog, we are going to visit a few of the different types of exercises that you can do this summer to keep your back healthy. Let’s dive right in.
A form of exercise that is popular because of its little to no impact on the joints is swimming. This is a fantastic form of exercise to take part in and enjoy during the summer. The best part is, a little bit of exercise goes a long way! Whether you choose to spend time swimming in the pool, lake, or river, your body (and your back) benefit greatly from this activity.
The great part about swimming is that you don’t need any experience to benefit from this type of exercise. Swimming laps is the most common way that people exercise in bodies of water, but treading water, walking in the water, and water therapy are all fantastic options that help your back.
Your posture and the way that you carry yourself while walking will play a significant part in the well-being of your back. That being said, partaking in activities and forms of exercise that help you focus on your posture is always suggested. This summer, spend some time hiking the beautiful paths of Stroudsburg.
What better way to enjoy the gorgeous weather that spring and summer offer than to spend some time outdoors hiking. This form of exercise is one that doesn’t require you to exert yourself or push more than you’d like. Even just a simple walk can help you work on your posture while also focusing on the health of your back.
If you’re looking for a form of exercise that is calming and can help you decompress at the end of a long workday, there’s nothing quite like yoga. While we always suggest yoga as a form of exercise that boosts back health, we definitely recommend trying it in the summer. Whether you choose to partake in classes or do a few basic moves in your backyard while the sun is setting, yoga can help you strengthen your core, thus strengthening your back.
Whether you’ve tried yoga before or you’re new to the sport, practicing yoga is one of the best ways to increase flexibility, loosen up muscles, and stretch out your back. The more that you practice yoga, the more your body will benefit from the moves that you’re doing.
Another form of exercise that is absolutely great for the summer is cycling. While it might not appear to be a form of exercise that promotes a healthy spine (given that you are slightly hunched over when riding a bike), your body absolutely benefits from cycling. This is yet another low-impact exercise that is gentle on the joints and builds core muscles. Aside from that, cycling is very gentle on the muscles in the lower back.
If you aren’t an extremely active individual or you’re looking for a sport where you can start out slow and work your way to more advanced workouts, cycling is a fantastic option to take advantage of. Start with short rides around town and gradually add to your cycling route.
Regular Chiropractic Visits
Even when you’re partaking in physical activity that promotes the health of your back, regular visits to the chiropractor are a must. Marshalls Creek Chiropractic is happy to provide the Stroudsburg area with the chiropractic care and massage therapy needed to live a healthy life. If you’re looking for the Top Rated Local® Chiropractor in town, your search is over. Contact our office today and get your adjustments scheduled for this coming summer.