How to Score Your Best Golfer's Health

By Genevieve Smith

Golf is a relatively low impact sport, but it can be rough on your spine, leading to injuries in your back. Whether you’re playing on occasion for relaxation, or moving your way into the pro sphere, there are ways to reduce back aggravations and keep your skeleton happy. Between consultations with your chiropractor and heeding the following tips, you’ll be primed to be in pretty good shape.

Sharpen Your Posture - The repeated twists of swinging can put out your back. Make sure to reassess your posture if you’re noticing any twinges in your muscles or joints. Outside of the course, pay attention to a healthy posture in your day to day activities, avoiding regular slouching or extended periods of sitting without breaks. 

Take The Road Less Traveled - While it’s tempting to take the golf cart (hey, let’s all admit they’re secretly quite fun) it’s not earning your back any bonus points. Try to cart it up less often, encouraging aerobic activity and further bolstering your immune system. The exercise will help your back out as you engage your muscles, possibly shed a few pounds, and strengthen your resistance to injury and illness.

Lighten the Bag - To be honest, most golf injuries come from the weight and placement of your golf bag more than anything else. Try to lighten the load you carry, and seek a bag with a strap that can cross your body to distribute the weight evenly across your core.

Don’t Absent-Mindedly Forget to Warm Up - I’m being kind when I write absent-mindedly; golf is a workout, and we all secretly know that all movement should be embarked upon after a warm up. Don’t skip it, just because golf seems low impact. Cold muscles are all the more likely to tense up and lead to injury what with the brisk motion of the game.

Golf is an engaging sport of the body and mind. Prized for the ease with which people can share the sport with one another, it is a game that those of all ages can enjoy. Regular golfers, however, can sustain injuries from posture issues, carrying too heavy a load, or skipping their warm-up routine. Regular adjustments will prime your back for your best game by keeping your joints healthy. Come give the friendly and handy chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic a visit; there affordable pricing options and you can walk in anytime. 

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

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