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When Exercise Suffers, Pain Creeps In: Is There Help?

By Genevieve Cunningham

Exercise is important. We all know this already, right? But if we're being completely honest, we should also mention that exercise is hard. Hard to get started. Hard to stick with it. Hard to work through soreness and stiff muscles and mental fatigue. While it may be tempting to simply skip exercise, there's definitely good reason to stick it out. Besides the obvious benefits that exercise brings to your health, skipping exercise can actually create a new problem: pain. When exercise suffers, it's not at all uncommon for pain to creep into your life. So what can we do? If you need a little help finding the balance between exercise and pain relief, take a look at these tips.

Exercise in Moderation

One of the first steps that you can take toward managing pain is to lower your expectations for exercise. If you can't manage five days per week, that's OK. Aim for three days per week. If you can't run miles upon miles, that's OK. Aim to get in some walking. If we listen to our bodies, we can find the perfect amount of exercise that brings us the benefits to our health without increasing our risk for overall pain.

See the Chiropractor

Even if you've found the sweet spot for exercise, it's not uncommon to experience some level of pain on a regular basis. For some, it's the back. For others, it's the joints. And when pain does arise in your life, one of your most effective choices is to see the chiropractor. Chiropractors work to keep your spine healthy and strong. They'll use a gentle procedure to remove joint restrictions that can cause pain. And as pain is lessened, many find that exercise is easier. It's more enjoyable. It's more effective. Adding chiropractic care to your life may help with the pain, and as it does, it can help enhance your exercise routine as well. It's a win-win situation for your health and life.

If you would like to try chiropractic care in your life, visit with chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the stress and hassle. Chiropractic care is a great addition to your normal self-care, healthy living routine. And it can make the exercise process both easier and more effective. Don't wait! Get moving toward less pain and healthier living today with a quick stop at The Joint Chiropractic.

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

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