Continue reading to find out what World Spine Day is all about and a link to some fun exercises.
Spinal disorders, such as back pain, neck pain, scoliosis and disc disease, to name a few, are common. They can have a profound effect on a person’s overall health, impacting a person’s ability to work, to enjoy everyday activities and even disrupting healthy sleep patterns.
The important thing with these types of problems is that they can be preventable. Maintaining a healthy spine with appropriate stretches and exercises is a great way of staying in good shape and hopefully preventing these problems in the future.
If you are suffering from back or neck pain, is it time to make some changes? Does your posture need changing? Do you need to do more stretches? Do you need to move more? Make World Spine Day the start of something new. Your body will thank you for it.
For more information on World Spine Day, visit the website www.worldspineday.org. There are some great stretches and exercise programs on the website.
Straighten Up New Zealand – A healthy spine initiative to help keep us Kiwi’s standing tall
Visit www.straightenup.org.nz. This is a great website run by the New Zealand Chiropractors Association. Straighten Up New Zealand is a simple 3 minute spinal health programme designed to help kiwi’s feel and look their best. The programme is divided into three quick sessions:
- Stars Series Warm Up
- Flying Friends Posture Pod
- Core Balance and Warp-Up
If you require more information or would like to have a particular problem assessed, please contact me.