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Preventing Back Pain While at the Gym: 3 Tips to Help

By Virginia Laird

As a lover of exercise and fitness, it is easy for me to find myself spending hours on end at the gym. However, there are many who cannot enjoy the same due to back pain. Fitness experts suggest that there are many reasons for back pain at the gym. Both these experts, as well as chiropractors suggest that exercising while using poor posture is a sure way to invite such pain. While posture is one of the more difficult aspects of your workout to correct, there are a few other, more simple places you can begin checking as you encounter such pain, including:

  • Check your workout shoes
  • Avoid workouts that target your back
  • Drop by your chiropractor

Check Your Workout Shoes

Your workout shoes play a huge role in the health of your back as you exercise. Although most prefer to choose shoes which match a specific outfit, are in style, or are a favorite color, these are the wrong reasons to choose a shoe. Instead, chiropractors admit that your workout shoes should provide support to the foot and be comfortable. Chiropractors suggest that workout shoes should be replaced every three to four months. Research suggests that worn out exercise shoes can be the culprit to back pain while at the gym.

Avoid Workouts That Target Your Back

Chiropractors say that those who want to avoid back pain while at the gym should skip the workouts that target your back. Although many of these are geared to strengthen back muscles, it can be a sure way to invite pain for those who already have issues. Chiropractors say that yoga can be a great workout for those who struggle with back pain but may be looking to strengthen these muscles.

Drop By Your Chiropractor

When trying to prevent and manage back pain while working out, it can be best to make routine visits to your chiropractor. Research suggests that adhering to a strict pain prevention care plan can be best when trying to keep away back pain. If you are ready to begin your routine chiropractic care, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With more than 425 locations nationwide you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary, getting started on your pain prevention plan can be as easy as dropping by on your way home from work today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Chandler, Ariz.

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