Saturday, October 26, 2013

Spine Health.

Our spine has three curvatures inward in the n neck and little bit outward in the upper back and once more inward in our lower back, this nature curvature of our spine must be supported correctly in order to maintain a good posture and a healthy back. Our spine vertebras have the job of give support and structure to our upper body and also to protect our spinal cord. As you can see our back is not straight and when sitting we should allow our body to sit comfortably in a position that our spine has its natural position. Many times when we are tired we just drop ourselves in the couch in a weird position or fall sleep at night after a busy day in the wrong position and what is worst, without relaxing our muscles before fall asleep. With time as we get older we learn how important it is to maintain our back healthy, one important step to help your back is to use an ergonomic chair that supports your lower back and allows your feet to rest flat on the floor. A recliner with arm rest and footrest is great because you let your body rest in the correct position but also let the pressure be evenly all over your back and body, also good blood circulation. Eating right is important make sure you have enough calcium intake and vitamin D, mainly from natural sources in foods. Don't forget that in order for your body to use the vitamin D you need to bathe in the SUN, vitamin D needs the solar light for your body to use it and start getting that Calcium in your bones! Also eat plenty of fermented food like yogurt and fermented cheese, sauerkraut and others, because Vitamin K2 is essential and only the good bacteria in these foods help convert vitamin K1 into vitamin K2, which brings calcium into the bone. Otherwise you can be taking Calcium supplements, vitamin D and nothing would help if you don't have Vitamin K in you.

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