Chiropractic Care Keeps Runners Happy!
By Donna Stark
If you are looking for a way to lose weight and improve your overall fitness, you have probably considered adding some morning or evening runs to your workout routine. And if you have, you may want to know everything about doing so. On one hand, running is good because it can help you achieve many of your health and fitness goals, but on the other hand, it can also place a lot of stress on your body. Fortunately though, there are several things you can do to alleviate the stress and reduce the risk of damage or injury down the road. Take a look at a few suggestions from your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic.
Get Regular Adjustments
The extra stress placed on your joints while you run can increase the risk of "wear and tear" degeneration and may eventually lead to pain and discomfort in the lower back, pelvis, and knees. It's important to stay a step ahead of any damage and to not wait until you are experiencing pain, and you can do that with routine chiropractic care.
By placing the body in proper alignment, restoring joint function, improving range of motion, and easing muscle tension, your local chiropractors can help you stay on the roads or trails as long as you like. Routine chiropractic care will also help improve coordination and reaction times and increase muscle strength and balance. In short, chiropractors keep runners happy!
Prepare Your Body
Low-quality running shoes and improper running form will only encourage pain and injuries to pop up, so make sure you are doing everything you can to address these issues, which may mean you will need to ask for help. Getting fitted for the perfect shoes and being trained by a professional could make all the difference in the world with how you feel during your runs.
Plan Your Workouts
Before you head out the door for any run, warm your body up with some stretches and light movements first. Start slowly if running is new to you and build up from there. The nice thing about this form of exercise is that you can increase or decrease the mileage and intensity as you see fit. But the most important thing to keep in mind when planning your workouts is that your legs need proper rest between your runs. If you take care of them, they will be sure to take care of you as well!
Are you ready to hit the roads? With routine chiropractic care at The Joint Chiropractic and a well-designed plan to follow, nothing will be able to stop you from running as much as you want!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Jose, Calif.