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Pain-free Movement Helps to Overcome the Dangers of A Sedentary Life

Written By Selinger Chiropractic on January 27, 2022

Design a Year of Abundant Health

Designing a year of abundant health starts with ensuring you’re setting SMART goals and taking proactive daily steps of help your body function at its best.

Motion is life.

Movement and exercise are the essential foundations to your living your best life.
Not only does motion help you feel better physically- research also shows daily movement and exercise can help your brain stay sharp and focused. In addition, A recent article in the Journal of the American Medicine Association found over 110,000 lives a year could be saved with just walking 10 minutes a day. Most people are aware of the ill effects of a poor diet, smoking and alcohol consumption can have on our health. But a sedentary lifestyle can also negatively affect our health as well.

Why it Matters:

Before you can begin a daily exercise routine, you’ll want to ensure your spine and joints are moving well. Joint and spinal pain inhibit people from being active, lead to weight gain and contribute to developing cardiovascular disease.
If any of your joints aren’t moving properly, it’s going to be difficult to move through your entire range of motion safely and painlessly

In fact, when any number of joints aren’t moving properly, that usually means other joints have had to compensate, which means they may become overloaded, which puts you at an increased risk for injury.
Maintaining the following 3 types of movement is key to optimizing how your body functions and improving your health in the new year….
• Segmental. As the foundation of your spinal motion, segmental movement describes the motion that happens between each set of bones in your spine.
• Regional. Your spine is divided into four primary regions: cervical(neck), thoracic (mid-back), lumbar (low back), and sacral (tail bone).
• Whole Body. When you combine the segmental and regional movements of your spine with the movement of your extremities, you have whole-body motion

Next Step:

Abundant health starts with moving well and feeling great. Not being able to walk and exercise could be hazardous to your health. You need to get help If your lack of mobility or pain is preventing you from walking or exercising.

As you probably noticed, each of these movement types builds upon the other.

Problems with segmental motion can cause problem with your regional and whole-body movement, so to have optimal whole-body movement, you’ll want to ensure that both your regional and segmental
Motion is in tip-top shape. Lack of movement in the bones of the spine increases the chances of arthritis in the spinal joints and to degenerative disc conditions. It may sound counter intuitive, but less motion can cause the joints to “wear out” faster. Movement promotes fluid exchanges in the joints of the spine and intervertebral discs.

So, if you notice any pain or limitations in your movement patterns and you’re near west lake worth, be sure to schedule a visit with us today! 561-434-9949.

Science Source(S):

“How Simply Moving Benefits Your Mental Health”. Harvard Health 2016

“Steps per Day and All-Cause Mortality in Middle-aged Adults in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study” Journal of the American Medical Association, Steps