Train Without Pain for Your Holiday Fun Run

By Virginia Laird

Like other holidays, Christmas time welcomes an abundance of fun runs and jingle bell jogs. It can be an enticing thought to sign up for races such as these. However, the training which should accompany the preparation can prove to be painful and trying. Rather than throwing in the towel prior to your race, chiropractors have suggested a list of tips to apply to your training sessions to help you keep back pain at bay while reaching for your goal. Some of these tips include:

  • Wear the right shoes
  • Stretch before hitting the trail
  • Try routine chiropractic care

Wear the Right Shoes

Shoes have a great deal to do with the amount (or lack of) back pain from which you suffer. This is true while exercising as well as in general. Chiropractors recommend that the best shoes to choose for distance running are tennis shoes that you have already broken in. Although a new pair of shoes to match your cute outfit may be an exciting thought, it is not what is best for your back. Before you arrive at the starting line, make sure your shoes are ready for the big day, that they are comfy and offer plenty of support for your holiday fun run.

Stretch Before Hitting the Trail

Research suggests that a great number of people skip out on the pre-workout stretch. Chiropractors, as well as fitness gurus, advise that this simple step is key to preventing injury. Although some wrongly assume stretching should include a long and drawn out routine, experts advise that simple stretches can be enough to prevent back pain and injury. Make certain as you train for your impending race that you are allowing time to thoroughly stretch.

Try Routine Chiropractic Care

Many professional athletes admit to utilizing chiropractic care when it comes to staying on top of their game, maintaining flexibility, and preventing pain. If such care is right for those who make money to play a variety of sports, it should be sufficient for you when approaching your holiday fun run. Some suggest that routine chiropractic care is best when it comes to staying on your feet and promoting your best athletic performance. However, others simply turn to such care for pain prevention. 

If you are ready to make chiropractic care part of your health and wellness routine, consider dropping by The Joint Chiropractic in your neighborhood to get started today. With more than 425 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you. And with no appointment necessary, getting started can be as simple as stopping by on your way home from work or even from your holiday fun run. Good luck and just maybe I'll catch you at the finish line.

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

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