February is the month we express our love to our special people. How about sharing the love with yourself, especially your spine! As they say, you cannot love others until you love yourself. A healthy spine helps you to spend quality time with your loved ones and even supports you when you give them a hug, so here are some tips to help love your spine as well.
A Romantic Walk on the Beach
Anyone who has been on a dating site will remember that walking hand in hand with a special someone is high on most people’s reasons for wanting a partner. A walk on the beach, or anywhere else, alone or with other people, is good for your health and spine too. It helps to achieve an upright posture, improves muscle strength, is easier on your joints than some other activities, improves endurance and cardiovascular fitness when done briskly. Being outdoors to exercise can also improve your mental and overall health.
The Australian Chiropractors Association has a free app you can download. You can track your walk with the Just Start Walking app, which can track distance and pace of your walk, help you set goals and has daily reminders. It even connects to Spotify so you can enjoy your favourite music while you walk!
Exercises to Love Your Spine
At Clayfield Chiropractic, our Chiropractors are always happy to help with advice or assistance on how to help develop good spinal health habits all year long, so if you have any questions, please ask!
They can give you appropriate and tailored care to help improve your spinal health and overall wellbeing.
So, grab your Valentine, Galentine, family member, friend, neighbour, or even go for a peaceful walk by yourself. Share the love for your spine and your loved one’s spines this February. Try the Just Start Walking , or Straighten Up apps from your app store or contact your Chiropractor at Clayfield Chiropractor if you have any queries about healthy spinal habits.
Ask your Chiro
While you are looking at health apps, check out another free one, the Straighten Up app, also from the Australian Chiropractors Association! It has a 3-minute exercise program to use daily to help with your health by improving spinal health and stabilising core muscles. Other ways to love your spine are to set reminders about sitting well and taking breaks plus it can track how much water you drink, which is also important to love your spine.
Cheyne graduated from Sydney College of Chiropractic and Osteopathy in 1984. She also has postgraduate qualifications in paediatric chiropractic care. Before joining Clayfield Chiropractic Clinic in 1993, Cheyne enjoyed seven years in a Sydney based practice. Cheyne has 5 children and 3 grandchildren.