How To Keep Your Spine Healthy

1. Stay active: 

Being active is very important for the health of the spine, bone, heart and all body parts. The more you stay active the more you can contribute to the health of your spine. Go to the gym, swim, walk, play with kids or do every little thing to keep yourself active and stay spinally fit for life

2. Stretch, stretch and stretch:

Flexibility is important when it comes to promoting your spinal health. Stretching up every day make you flexible which in turn, helps to maintain the normal joint functions. It also relieves stiff muscle and improves the stability of your body

3. Maintain a good sleeping posture: 

After all the hard work of the day, our body needs to relax and rejuvenate for the next day. Mattress, pillow and comfortability of the bed play an important role as they allow the spine to rest properly in a comfortable way. Prefer sleeping positions sideways and not by the stomach to avoid pressure on the spine

4. Don't lift heavyweight: 

People should avoid lifting weights which are more than 25% of their body's weight as it may cause injury to the spine or cause a herniated disc. Also, if you are about to lift a heavy object, bend down from the legs not from the waist and lift the weight slowly.

5. Exercise every day: 

Lower back and abdominal muscles need to be strong as it supports our spine and help us to stand and lift objects. Perform exercise daily like bridge exercise and pelvic tilts to build up stronger muscles which will support you till the old age