Regular movement is important for spinal health. However, prioritizing certain exercises can help you ensure that you are doing the right kinds of movement. Eric Goodman, DC says that the best type of exercise is one that focuses on body weight control and strength. You can do any movement or resistance that you want once you have mastered your body weight.
These exercises will help you to control your body and keep your spine in a straight line. These exercises can help you make your cardio and strength training safer and more efficient.
He explains that if you don't do the act of alignment first you will likely have to correct injuries at some time. You'll stay in a pre-rehabilitative place if you practice that alignment right from the beginning, even as you get stronger.
Goodman suggests that you practice "decompression breathing" for all exercises. With each inhale, lift your rib cage and expand it in all directions. As you lengthen your spine, imagine your vertebrae stretching out from one another. This feeling of vertebral separation should be maintained with each inhale.
If you are experiencing moderate back pain and it doesn't get better within two weeks, consult a physical therapist for targeted treatment. Before you attempt these exercises, make sure to continue your consultation with your healthcare provider if you've been diagnosed with an underlying spinal condition.
Similar to the previous example, if you have back pain that prevents you from walking or makes it difficult to sleep at night, consult a doctor before performing these exercises.