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Workout Woes: 3 Tips to Avoid Them

By Virginia Laird

There are many benefits of finding time to exercise routinely. While there are plenty of great reasons to hit the gym, research suggests that there are some who use the smallest obstacle to talk themselves into skipping out on the workout. For those who find joy in getting fit, you may already be aware that, at times exercise can cause pain and injury. Chiropractors suggest that there are many ways to prevent the woes of working out that can get in the way of a great sweat. Some of these tips include:

  • Always stretch before working out
  • Use correct posture while exercising
  • Head to the chiropractor

Always Stretch Before Working Out

Admittedly, far too many who choose to work out admit to foregoing the necessary stretching which should accompany exercise. Fitness professionals advise that working out while skipping the preworkout stretching is one sure way to invite pain and, at times, injury. If you are one of the many who (in the past) have avoided the much-needed stretching, it is high time you begin adding it to your workout.

Use Correct Posture While Exercising

Correct posture, although uncomfortable, is one of the best ways to prevent back pain and injury while exercising. Fitness instructors suggest that if you notice yourself falling into bad posture habits while working out, it is necessary to pause and correct it prior to continuing. If you are one who needs help with posture, you may consider giving yoga a try. Research suggests that routine yoga can help improve your posture.

Head to the Chiropractor

Rather than allowing back pain and posture to get in the way of your trip to the gym, consider visiting a chiropractor. Research suggests that routine visits to the chiropractor can help improve your posture. Chiropractors work meticulously to keep the spine in its least restrictive position. This allows your spine to more comfortably support a healthy posture.

If you are ready to begin your routine chiropractic care, drop by The Joint Chiropractic near you. With more than 400 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you. And, with no appointment necessary you can stop by on your way home from work.

Don’t let the workout woes keep you from breaking a sweat regularly. Instead, hit the gym on a routine basis knowing that you have the knowledge to avoid letting these issues get the best of your workout.

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

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