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Spring Exercises Easy on Your Back

March 24, 2016
Spring Exercises Easy on Your Back

With spring and summer on the horizon, we’ve noticed that many of our Minneapolis chiropractic patients are itching to get outdoors and get more active in the yard, the garden, or to just do more exercise outside in general. While this is good news because our bodies need regular activity in order to stay healthy, if you’ve spent a majority of the winter months indoors and on the couch, then you risk overdoing it if you’re not careful. 

This can easily result in back pain, as well as pain in other areas, which makes knowing which movements are easy on your spine important to enjoying the warmer weather as much as you can. Which ones are those?

Walking

Shape Up America, a non-profit organization developed by former Surgeon General, the late Dr. C. Everett Koop, states that if you walk 10,000 steps per day, you’ll be in a better position to avoid weight gain, if not to lose a few of those winter pounds. That’s good news as research has also found that this particular activity is effective at alleviating lower back pain, even if only done two or three times a week for 20 to 40 minutes at a time.

Bicycling

Another way to get outdoors and enjoy the warm, fresh air without doing harm to your back is to get on your bicycle and take a tour around the neighborhood. Grab your family and ride around local houses and businesses, seeing if they’ve changed at all over the winter months. Look for new signs of growth on bushes and trees, signaling that spring is on its way!

Rainy Day Exercises

Of course, we all know that spring is usually synonymous with rain. And while it’s extremely good for the earth, it’s not too helpful for our outdoors exercise program. Fortunately, you can still be active when Mother Nature isn’t cooperating by working out indoors. Some of the best low-impact exercises for your lower back include using the treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, or even doing exercises in the pool should you have access to one at a gym or fitness center.

Ease into these types of activities slowly so you don’t overdo it and cause yourself back pain. Additionally, make sure you contact our Minneapolis chiropractic office Lyn Lake Chiropractic and schedule your next appointment to offer you even more back health benefits!

Our Minneapolis Chiropractors would love to keep you healthy!
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