At Bolton Spinal Health we’ve always focused on ways to improve your health, whether it’s eating better or exercising more. One important activity we can never forget is stretching. As you get older, your muscles stiffen, so remaining flexible is especially important. It’s a natural part of ageing, but it can cause problems if you do not stabilise it with stretching. Here are some of the advantages of stretching between your regular chiropractic adjustments.
Stretching Promotes Proper Spinal Alignment
The muscles in your shoulders, chest and lower back can impact spinal alignment. If any of those muscles are tight, it can lead to joint dysfunction and pain. When a muscle becomes tight, it usually doesn’t do so in a symmetrical way. That means one side of the body can be pulled higher than the other to compensate for the tightening muscles. When combined with regular chiropractic adjustments, stretching can help prevent this problem to promote good spinal health.
Stretching Promotes Flexibility and Improved Range of Motion
Stretching is known to help improve flexibility, and it’s important to understand the connection between the loss of flexibility and range of motion and injuries like back pain. Stretching helps improve and maintain flexibility, which makes you less likely to become injured. When your muscles have the proper range of motion and are flexible, they will work more effectively.
Stretching Promotes Stress Relief
Stress is something we all deal with sometimes, but it should also be something we all know how to deal with effectively. Stretching is a great way to relieve stress. Just the act of breathing and stretching relaxes the mind and body as more oxygen goes to the internal organs and brain. Perhaps one of the best things about stretching is that it requires no special equipment and can be done anywhere, so you can start reaping the benefits of stretching today.
Friday Stretch Club
At Bolton Spinal Health we are a community whether you come to the practice or just follow us online. Friday Stretch Club is for everyone. We created Friday Stretch Club to provide you with the value of knowing stretches you can complete at home or at work. Friday Stretch Club brings you a new stretch every you guessed it Friday. This can be found on our social media channels on Facebook and Instagram. We will soon be creating stretch videos for our YouTube channel so be sure to subscribe.
There are many wonderful benefits that come from stretching. To learn more about the benefits of stretching with chiropractic care ask one of our team members the next time you are in the practice.