During the course of our lives it is inevitable that we will all experience some form of strain or pain in our body. There are many factors that contribute to this that range from our genes, jobs, posture, strength, health, activity, diet and more. Luckily, us at Enfield Osteopathic Clinic are here to give you the inside scoop of what you can do to make your body a stronger, pain-free home for your soul.
First and foremost, the most important thing that will affect how your body feels regardless of anything else you are doing boils down to your posture. You could be doing the best exercises, lying on pillows or a mattress designed by specialists or receive the best massage in the world but if you are living your life with bad posture, it throws everything off. Be conscious of your posture regardless of what you are doing whether you are sitting, driving, walking, washing the dishes or carrying something. At the clinic, we can assess your body and correct your posture.
Stretch & Mobilise
Are you remembering to loosen up and mobilise every day? Our body stiffens up after hours of sleep and work. Certain stretches and mobility drills help wake up the muscles and joints which avoids strains or injury. We share with our patients a number of safe and easy movements that will create a big impact on your body’s overall health. This leads us on to the next point…
This one is a no-brainer and can be done in a variety of ways. Running, pilates, yoga, strength training, dance, zumba, cycling, playing a sport, the list goes on. Choose something that excites you, exercise doesn’t always have to be done in the conventional way but it is important that you are being safe. Training with weights may be intimidating to most but is the most effective way to strengthen your body overall. We advise that you work with a fully qualified personal trainer who will assess your current ability and ensure you are performing the exercises correctly.
Analyse your working conditions. Are you spending many hours standing? If so, are you standing with correct posture? Are you wearing the correct footwear? Or are you spending many hours sitting? Is your chair, desk and computer screen the correct height for your body? Are you sitting with the correct posture? Regardless of whether you sit or stand more at work, it is important to take regular breaks. Move around every hour and incorporate our recommended stretch and mobility drills into your day.
Move as much as you can. Walk or cycle instead of driving. Walk up the escalators, or if you are brave take the stairs. Choose the stairs instead of the lift, or if you are on an extremely high floor, walk as much as you can and take the lift the rest of the way. Use an app to track how many steps you have done each day.
Finally, come and visit us at Enfield Osteopathic Clinic. We will be able to provide you with the appropriate treatments that will relieve you of pain and get you on the road to a stronger body. Book your complimentary consultation so we can begin.Leave a reply