There are few things more enjoyable than a peaceful summer’s walk. Breathing in the tranquil fresh air and soaking up the vibrant blooming scenery with not so much as a single distraction is good for both the body and mind – especially if you suffer from back pain.
According to our chiropractor near Leigh on Sea, regular walking can reduce the likelihood or severity of additional episodes of back pain and can even enhance your ability to continue undertaking everyday activities.
Here are three ways that walking can help your back pain:
1: It can strengthen the muscles in your feet, legs, hips, and torso
Walking helps to condition the muscles that keep your body in the upright position, which will in turn increase the stability of your spine.
2: It can nourish your spinal structures
Walking encourages strong circulation which facilitates the delivery of essential nutrients to soft tissues.
3: It can help with flexibility and posture
Regular walking promotes a greater range of motion which helps to prevent the risk of future injuries.
Leigh on Sea offers some fantastic scenic walking paths that are suitable for beginners and more advanced walkers.
The Leigh on Sea rail station walk is a firm favourite amongst our patients and is suitable for those of you suffering from back pain. The scenic walk takes place along the coastal path between Leigh on Sea rail station and Benfleet station in Essex and provides a variety of stunning views on clear summer days. The path is completely flat with plenty of charming pubs, as well as the cockle sheds and a beach in pretty cobblestoned old fishing village on route.
For more advanced walkers, the Leigh on Sea castle walk provides wonderful views along the Thames and across to Canvey Island. This path involves a little road walking and some parts can be muddy or wet after heavy rain.
Who would have known that a simple summer stroll could bring so many health benefits to your spine? Start putting one foot in front of the other and you never know, you really could be “walking on sunshine” this summer!
The Team at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend on Sea
And the surrounding areas including Westcliff, Leigh-on-Sea,
Rayleigh, Hockley, Canvey Island, Hadleigh, Rochford and Hullbridge