Spine Care

Monthly posts exploring various aspects of your spine and how to live and move in a way that builds a healthy, resilient spine.

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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