It’s wintertime, which means that our bones may be feeling the cold. This is because circulation has a harder time keeping up with the dropping temperatures. Because of the cold, it can be harder to keep your muscles and bones warm and avoid injury. Learn tips for keeping your spine loose during the winter months along with safety reminders to avoid slips and falls!
Did you know that winter injuries are very common? This is especially true of areas around the nation that get extra cold or snowy. One of the most common winter injuries is slipping and falling on ice. Just one fall could break a bone, knock joints out of alignment and damage nerves that won’t seem to wake up again. Other common injuries include:
Your spine health is integral to your overall health. You want to avoid spine health issues and injuries, especially when they are so common in the winter. Here are some of our tips for doing just that:
Many people find it harder to stay active during the winter months, especially if they are used to exercising outside. It can actually be unsafe to run and exercise in the snow, as slips and falls are much more common, which can lead to injury. The cold weather also slows down circulation and how well your muscles move. The key is to find ways to stay active indoors and to switch it up so you don’t get bored throughout those winter months.
Studies show that the average American gains 5 pounds or more during the winter months. This is due to holidays and extra snacking, more frequent sickness and less physical activity. To stay healthy, you want to make sure you keep up on your health and fitness all year round.
Exercise is one of the best ways to help prolong your life and to avoid chronic conditions and illnesses. The American Heart Association reports that people can avoid chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, high cholesterol, and more with enough physical activity on a weekly basis. Their suggestion is to receive at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week, or 75 minutes or vigorous exercise. That is about 5 days a week of 30 minutes of exercise.
Besides avoiding illness and increasing lifespan, exercise can also help your mental health. The Mayo Clinic reports that almost any form of physical activity can act as a stress reliever. When you exercise, your body releases more feel-good hormones called “endorphins” that make you happier and less stressed. So stay active so you can feel healthy, happy and more able to take on your day!
At our office, we provide all of the following services that our patients can choose from:
All of these holistic therapies are catered specifically to the back and spine to have better spine health, but all can be used for other chronic pain issues, diseases or chronic conditions. Our most successful treatments for back and spine conditions include:
No matter what is causing your spine health issue, we have a therapy that can be effective in your healing. To schedule your consultation, and to ask more about our spine health tips, call Colorado Regenerative Health today at (303) 872-7161!