Here is another
chance to form another good health habit in your life.
To both feel and perform better, stretch regularly. When we do
sporadically, there is usually an immediate reward and there can
be even more benefit if we do it regularly. Start your day with
a morning stretch, even before you get out of bed. This will
provide you with less stiffness and more energy. Try to
incorporate stretches throughout your day, especially if you are
being mentally, physically or posturally stressed.
Each of our needs are actually very personal, so along with the
benefits you can derive from the numerous support materials on
stretching, I would encourage you to discuss specific stretches
and exercises with your chiropractor. He or she has the best
knowledge of your spine along with what specific needs you may
require at any certain time.
Stretch Break - If you’ve been on the computer for a while,
you’re probably ready for a stretch about now. Try the ‘Leaf’
position. Sit up comfortably and let your arms hang down by your
sides. Now, move your arms behind you, with your palms facing
the floor and your fingers pointing straight backwards. Now,
tuck your chin in and hold it, then squeeze your shoulder blades
together. Enjoy the stretch for a few seconds, and relax.
Street Clinic of Chiropractic, PLLC
Donald W. Olson, DC, FASBE, DACS
1020 A St. SE, Suite 4
Auburn, WA. 98002
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