Health Matters #2 – 6 Golden rules on how to avoid spine disorder?

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[dropcap2]S[/dropcap2]pine is a foundation for all parts of our body. Frequently during rapid movement we get small dislocations. Muscles become rigid and this will block vertebra to get back into the right place. Let’s look into a mirror and see how our spine looks like.
Do we have a small hump? Is our belly pushed forward? Do we have a back and neck pain? Unfortunately those symptoms are common for most of our population. And this is caused by weak back muscles. Long time ago those muscles were strong enough to keep our spine in a correct position. Girl in a bedWith increasing age back muscles frailed because of four main reasons:
  • sleeping on a flaccid bed mattress
  • lack of physical activity
  • bad nutrition
  • obesity (which is caused by first three issues)

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HARD vs SOFT MATTRESS.

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1/3 of our life we sleep. During the night our muscles are relaxed. They need very small amount of energy to move our body in some unconscious moves. That’s why night time is the best for recovery for all of our. When we sleep we should be situated on our back, arms should lay down straight, legs – relaxed. Our mattress should be hard as much as we feel comfortable and it’s hardness doesn’t disturbing our sleep. When we lay like this our body weight is well balanced.
Sleeping on a soft one will not relax our muscles completely, which causes minimal vertebra’s dislocation. They are bending in different directions.

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PILLOW

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Also our pillow is very important. Should be hard and small. If You sleep without pillow at all, make sure to create small roller from a towel. It help to breathe regular and support septum of nose. Using big, soft pillow will bring some breathing disorders – removing nose contribution from breathing process. Then we start to breathe by mouth which is dangerous because of all kind of bacterias.

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6 prophylaxis actions to avoid spine dislocations:

  • We need to observe our body posture. Walk, stand and sit upright. Head should be up with pulled stomach.
  • Don’t cross your legs during sitting. Under our knees there are large arteries. Sitting with one leg crossed to another we causes wrong blood circulation.
  • Crossed legs during sitting also causes back pain, and leg muscles injury.
  • Don’t lift heavy weight from standing position. Bend your knees to avoid spine dislocation.
  • Workout on Your abdominal muscles – they keep our spine in good position.
  • All weight should be balanced to both shoulders.

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