Many Floridians will trek to snow country during the winter months to participate in active winter sports. Whether you charge down a mountain while strapped to a pair of skis or sled down a slope, you should be cautious of the risks to your spine. To enjoy a successful trip and reduce the risk of injury, preparation is key.
The easiest way to prepare for many winter activities or even a change in the climate weather is to incorporate exercises that promote core strength for flexibility and agility.
Yoga poses provide plenty of strength, balance and focus while toning the entire leg, quadriceps, inner thighs, feet and core. To help protect your spine, develop body awareness and deliberate movement patterns to strengthen your core and tone your skills.
Have fun this winter season and stay safe with a healthy spine!