It’s Mother’s Day this coming Sunday and we wish all you mums a happy and healthy day.
Mums often underestimate just how much pressure they put their backs under on a daily basis. Our Newcastle under Lyme chiropractor offers this general posture advice to all mums to help them keep their backs safe.
Improving your level of fitness, gaining muscle tone and developing your core strength help to make you less likely to injure yourself. Your chiropractor, GP or health care provider can provide advice on exercises that can help you achieve these things.
Simple activities such as stretching and shoulder shrugging can help keep your back in line.
Sitting for prolonged periods is not good for your back or your general health. Stand up regularly and walk around, this would also be a good time to do some simple stretches.
When you are sitting, let the seat take your weight and keep as much of your body in contact with the seat as possible ensuring that your knees are lower than your hips.
Always lift with your spine straight and your knees bent.
Keep your backs safe mums.