Turkey Trot in Your Future? 3 Tips to Avoid Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

Almost every city across the nation is gearing up for the exciting and challenging Turkey Trots, and Phoenix is no different. Many from a variety of communities will flock to the city to participate in this fun run. As you consider entering the race it can be necessary to think of ways to prevent back pain during and after your event. Chiropractors advise that there are plenty of things you can do to deter back pain from putting a stop to your race. A few tips suggested by these professionals include:

  • Make sure to stretch before you begin your race
  • Get plenty of sleep leading up to race day
  • Make a trip to your chiropractor before the big day

Make Sure to Stretch Before You Begin Your Race

For those who are planning to participate in the turkey trot it is necessary that you stretch before beginning your race. Although it may seem a little silly (and time wasting), stretching has been proven to prevent injury to the body. Chiropractors suggest that stretching often as well as stretching prior to big races can prevent injury, back pain, and a host of other issues. Chiropractors recommended that light stretches are best. Make sure before you get to the starting line that you stretch out your body thoroughly.

Get Plenty of Sleep Leading Up to Race Day

If you are trying to tackle a race this holiday season it may be necessary to be sure you are getting plenty of sleep. For some, this includes 6 hours of sleep each night. However, chiropractors suggest that those who are embarking on a long turkey trot race should make sure to get more sleep than this. Racing with a well rested body can help prevent back pain and other injuries which can take place. Start today making sure you are rested well for your foot journey through Phoenix.

Make a Trip to Your Chiropractor Before the Big Day

There are many benefits to chiropractic care. One of the best things you can do if you are a participant in a marathon-like run is to partake in chiropractic care. Although running itself may not seem like an event that can harm your back, long-distance running can do just that. Research suggests that routine chiropractic care can help prevent and manage pain. If you are planning to participate in the Thanksgiving fun run it may be best to begin routine chiropractic care right away. Drop by your local The Joint Chiropractic right away to get your personalized pain prevention and management plan started. With more than 400 locations nationwide you are sure to find one located conveniently near you. And, with no appointment necessary getting started is as simple as dropping by on your way home from work.

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

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