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How to Make a Trip to the Zoo Painless

By Virginia Laird

The zoo has long been one of my favorite day trips during the summer. Word has it, the Denver Zoo offers a wonderful adventure for the family. With children to tote, it can prove to be painful for the back. Chiropractors are constantly making suggestions for patients on how best to prevent back pain while participating in a variety of activities, including the zoo. Although this simple day trip can seem to be harmless, there is much more than meets the eye. Chiropractors begin with the idea of spending an entire day on your feet, no matter your fitness level or age, can be daunting for the back, neck, and legs. Some of their tips for preventing pain include:

  • Wear comfy tennis shoes
  • Stretch periodically throughout the day
  • Visit your chiropractor routinely

Wear Comfy Tennis Shoes

Chiropractors suggest that wearing the right shoes can be vital in preventing and managing back pain. The shoes most recommended are tennis shoes which offer support for the foot. Research suggests that when shoes are uncomfortable, they not only cause pain for the back, but can cause you to walk with an unnatural stride. This can magnify any pain which already exists. Make sure you are wearing comfy shoes for your trip to the zoo.

Stretch Periodically Throughout the Day

When you begin to feel stress (from being on your feet for long periods of time) throughout your body, chiropractors suggest you need to pause to take time to stretch. This stretching can be light and easy. Simple stretching, which includes reaching for your toes and stretching the back, can help release tension and stress. Chiropractors suggest stretching periodically throughout the day can help keep back pain at bay.

Visit Your Chiropractor Routinely

It is no secret that chiropractors can help solve issues with back pain. However, some have yet to conclude that routine visits can prevent and manage back pain. If you are one who struggles to keep such pain at bay, it may be time to begin making routine visits to your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. There you will find the care you need, when you need it, as no appointments are necessary. With more than 400 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you.

If you are ready to make back pain a thing of the past, drop by The Joint Chiropractic on your way home from work today. Your chiropractor will have ready to enjoy a fun-filled day at the Denver Zoo in no time at all.

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

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