Friday, June 26, 2015

Healthy Spine and Posture


Health > CGI Healthy Life By CGI Holistic Wellness Center

Before you develop significant health conditions, there are many things that you can do for your spine. These are not hard and can easily be incorporated in your daily life.

Poor posture is often the cause of misalignment of the spine, and the ‘dislocation’ of skeletal muscles. As the misalignment develops over time, so do its symptoms; people usually do not notice it until they feel some significant discomfort. Poor posture can also cause the abdominal organs to sag, making the heart and lungs work harder.

What is worse? Poor posture and the pain associated with it, or the hassle of needing to change your lifestyle? Think of all of the hassles poor posture can bring, such as making doctors appointments, enduring physical therapy sessions, and the future pain which poor posture always brings. People often delay corrective treatment, which worsens their condition.

Before you develop significant health conditions, there are many things that you can do for your spine. These are not hard and can easily be incorporated in your daily life.

Back Rolling

Back rolling is an easy and fun way to use your own weight to massage, adjust and strengthen your entire back. It's also a great exercise to strengthen your abdominal muscles. Lie on your back and tuck your knees toward your chest, wrapping your arms around your knees. Inhale deeply and slowly tilt backwards to create some momentum for rocking back and forth. Try to get enough energy to roll, like a rocking chair, over your entire spine, from the top of your spine to your lumbar region. Roll back and forth at least ten times. Then, while still curled up holding your knees with your arms, roll from side to side several times. You can start with 10 rolls and adjust your speed and number of repetitions according to your energy level.

Toe Tapping

Not only does toe tapping exercise feel extra wonderful, it's super easy. It can be done sitting at your desk or lying down on the floor, and it takes very little movement and no equipment. Toe tapping can relieve headaches, insomnia, tension, fatigue and poor circulation. Also, try toe tapping for just a few minutes every night to promote a deeper sleep.

See how to do Toe Tapping

Holding your body as stiff as a board is one of the best ways to strengthen the core—the muscles that connect the upper and lower body—as well as the shoulders, arms and glutes. This pose requires no props and can be performed just about anywhere.

Front-facing Planking also builds your abdominals which is good for your lower back. Because it puts most of your body weight on your upper arms and wrists, your lower spine has a chance to relax in weightlessness for a while. Hold this position for 30 seconds at first and gradually increase the duration up to 3 minutes. You can also do the Superman pose after planking; Superman an excellent spine-strengthening exercise to complement the Plank pose.

There are many other things you can do for the health of your mind and body. If you would like to learn more about how to take care of your spine or how to naturally cope with pain and discomfort you may already have, do not hesitate to visit the CGI Wellness Center. Also, visit for more exercise routine and wellness guidance.

The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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