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How Chiropractic and Workouts Work Together

By Sandy Schroeder

If you are still looking for a good workout, chiropractic may be able to help.

The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you has a wellness center staffed with licensed chiropractors who also double as fitness coaches. They help people of all ages find the best answers for staying active.

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When you talk with your chiropractor, be ready to discuss any aches and pain, and your fitness goals. You will learn how a healthy spine can playout in an active life.

Gentle targeted spinal adjustments align the spine and deliver a host of benefits which may include better sleep, clearer thinking and more energy. Benefits are unique to each individual.

You may find weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments keep you in great shape and also serve as a plateau for new exercise routines. Here are some workouts from WellandGood.com that use several muscle groups, plus the brain to help the body perform better every day. They use your body as the weight resistance and you can use them wherever you are.

As always, check with your doctor before beginning new exercises.

Weight Resistance Exercises

Exercise glutes if you sit too much - When knees are level with hips the glutes are not used and hip flexor muscles tighten causing back pain and impaired walking. Build your core and upper body to lug totes, groceries and laundry and build up leg and knee strength. Use these simple exercises to get back in shape and get on with your day.

Create a Bridge - Lie on mat with knees bent,  feet flat on the mat. Push into your feet as you raise hips. Lower hips back to mat.

Squats - Stand with feet about a foot apart. Bend knees and move hips back and down to squat. Lower hips level with the knees. Push into heels to stand back up.

Knees up - Lift up the right knee as high as you can and raise the opposite arm. Switch to the left knee before the right foot lands.

Walk with weights - Carry weights in each hand with arms at sides and walk quickly without moving weights.

When you are ready to exercise the best options stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you.  Find out about the affordable personal healthcare plans and packages that eliminate the hassle of insurance. Walk-ins are welcome.

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

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