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Chiropractic Tips for Creating a Home Gym

By Lana Bandoim

If the local gym keeps raising its membership fees and never has enough open treadmills, consider creating your own gym at home. You will not have to share the equipment with strangers or worry about judgmental comments while lifting weights. Consider these tips from chiropractors as you build a home gym. Getting in better physical shape will be popular with your chiropractor, who may have some ideas about which areas you need to focus on.

Find the Right Location

Chiropractors often hear complaints from people who wish they could exercise more but do not have the time or space. However, it is possible to convert an extra bedroom or find a corner in the living room and turn it into a home gym. The key is to find the right location in the house. It needs to be convenient and accessible.

Pay Attention to Flooring

Chiropractors frequently see injuries caused by falling on the floor. Carefully consider the flooring in the area that will be the home gym. Avoid rugs or loose tiles that can increase the risk of injury. Make sure the floor is able to handle heavy equipment and provide support for the feet. Consider installing rubber tiles similar to the ones found in regular gyms.   

Find the Right Equipment

A home gym does not need a lot of equipment to be successful. Weights, yoga mats and balancing balls may be enough in the beginning. You can add treadmills and elliptical machines later. It is important to find equipment you will enjoy using every day.

Get Rid of Clutter

Not only does clutter make working out difficult, it can also increase the risk of injuries. Chiropractors recommend removing unnecessary items from the home gym area. This means getting rid of the stacks of magazines, broken toys or other junk covering the floors. The gym area needs to be free from clutter that can tangle the feet. 

Think About Storage

If the home gym occupies a spare bedroom or takes over the dining room, storing extra equipment may not be a problem. However, if the gym is simply a corner in the living room, then storing equipment can be more difficult. Consider adding extra shelves, benches with hidden compartments or other storage units. In addition, think about creating space in a closet to keep additional items out of the way.

Visit The Joint Chiropractic to learn more about exercise and health. The licensed chiropractors at The Joint do not require insurance. The convenient locations are open nights and weekends, so you can pick the best time to get help.    

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

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