Mums Take Care of Your Backs

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.

 

 

Easy Ways to Avoid Muscle Strain

Muscle strain can be excruciating. If you’ve ever experienced muscle strain, you’ll know just how excruciating it can be and that it’s something you’ll want to avoid at all costs.

So why does muscle strain occur?

According to our Newcastle under Lyme chiropractor, muscle strain usually comes on when muscles are overstretched beyond their normal capabilities. When this happens, the muscle fibre pulls apart from tendons and ligaments. Ouch!

Although anyone can experience a muscle strain, they are more likely to occur in muscles that are weak and inflexible, so keeping in good physical shape is really important!

The areas like lower back, groin and hamstring are the most vulnerable to injury and muscle strain. So the next time you go to do anything strenuous, prepare your body first! Warming up and stretching before you start any kind of exercise can significantly reduce the risk of pulling a muscle.