Posted by: bodywisecoach | May 12, 2010

Why Spine Health Isn’t Just a Concern for Your Grandma

Range of motion is the spice of life!

To coin a phrase from Joseph Pilates, “If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60 you are young.” So there you have it.

The one humongous reason to care about the health of your spine is quality of life. The stronger and healthier your spine, the more mobile and flexible you are. The stronger you are, the less likely you are to become injured. I don’t know about you, but I am definitely happier with a full life and flexible spine than a life with hip joint or low back pain, etc. that develops from an inflexible spine! The best time to start building those core muscles is right now.

What You Can Do Now to Build Your Spine Health

  • Exercise
  • Give yourself time to relax
  • Rejuvenate
  • Rest
  • Feed yourself good food
  • And move, move, move

—it’s all important. All of these things affect your fitness mind body Spirit. Stress effects your spine health—don’t be fooled—It does!!

Taking the time to listen to your body will strengthen your connection to yourself and your connection to exercise and movement. Pilates is the perfect spine-oriented exercise for strengthening core muscles and in turn, creating a strong, flexible spine.

When we’re open to health, we’re open to life. And there’s nothing like raising the quality of life by being open to receive the gifts around us. Bring it back to breath. Bring it back to center. Start your Pilates routine by committing to yourself. Make a plan for Pilates training and a balanced body, mindfully feed your body and soul, and get ready to let the floodgates of health flow.

Building a better world one BODY at a time,

Deborah Iole

Bodywise Coach

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