Spine Care

An exploration of the various aspects of your spine with tips on how to live and move in a way that builds a healthy, resilient spine. If you would like these monthly Spine Care tips to be sent to your inbox, please fill in the details below:

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Vary Your Posture

You’ve probably heard someone tell you to “sit up straight” at least once in your lifetime.  But would that really fix your back pain? “…no single, ideal sitting posture exists for any length of time. Rather, a variable posture is recommended to minimize the risk of tissue overload.” – Professor Stuart McGill, Low Back Disorders […]

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Choose Your Morning Routine Wisely

The activities and movements you do first thing in the morning can have a large impact on the health of your spine.  Through a process known as imbibition, the spinal discs fill with fluid during the night. This process makes you around 10mm taller when you wake up after a full night’s sleep (and up to […]

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The Importance of Walking

Not only does walking have psychological benefits, but it can also be a powerful tool for building a healthy, resilient back.  Professor Stuart McGill, a renowned spine researcher, describeswalking as “non-negotiable” for back health. However, the way you do it matters! Below is an outline of some of the important considerations.  1. Your pace:  slow walking causes constant […]

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Carrying Groceries

I realise that doesn’t sound like the world’s most fascinating topic, but you can substitute the word ‘groceries’ with anything from kettlebells to suitcases. Or puppies.   The findings of a study comparing carrying something with one hand vs two found that “…carrying loads in one hand causes more spine load than doubling the load […]

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