SPINE HEALTH IN WOMEN
Post by on Thursday, July 8, 2021
A healthy spine is vital for overall health. Back problems are not only painful, they can limit your ability to move freely, work, and exercise. Over time this can lead to weight gain, which, in turn can lead to other health problems, like high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes including other medical conditions.
Low Back Pain
Back pain—specifically, low back pain is one of the most common causes of persistent pain among women. Back pain affects ability to exercise, sleep, work, travel, any kind of activity etc.
Keeping your spine healthy
A woman’s first line of defense against potentially-disabling spine conditions, such as back pain, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis, is to actively care for her spine.There are things you can do to keep your spine healthy and prevent injuries, including:
?Strengthening your core muscles with targeted exercises.
?Lifting heavy objects correctly.
? Exercising good posture by using an ergonomic chair at work, setting reminders to check your posture throughout the day, and taking frequent breaks to walk and stretch.
?Staying in shape with regular physical exercise.
? Stretching your hamstrings regularly to reduce the risk of low back injury.