Back & Neck EBook - US

Step 2: Enhance Your Flexibility

We are creatures of movement and our body systems rely on movement to function properly. Studies show that even for young people, 2 weeks of physical inactivity leads to 30% loss of musclemass2. In turn, inactivity also leads to loss of flexibility within the joints of the body. Your spine is made up of multiple vertebrae (the bones), each with a pair of joints on the left and right. These joints are called facets, gliding upwards and downwards at various angles.

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Your spine relies heavily on your hips joints and pelvis to be flexible. The majority of movement when you squat or bend down during the day comes from your hips. When your hips lose their flexibility, the strain is transferred to your spine, causing abnormal pain, wear and tear.

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