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Exercise Safety: Advice and Tricks

By Sara Butler

Believe it or not, once you begin exercising regularly you will get a thrill from challenging yourself. You will want to push yourself in order to keep your exercise routine engaging and fresh. After all, you have to have goals. Otherwise, what are you putting in all this hard work for?

While it’s good to challenge yourself during your exercise routine, it’s also important to remember to put safety first. You can be a newbie or a seasoned exerciser, but you have to abide by some common sense rules in order to stay healthy. Here’s what you need to remember!

Start Slowly

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will those deltoids. Progress is always a gradual thing and you can’t become a marathon runner or champion weightlifter in a snap. Keep it slow, easy, and steady in order to reap the results you really want. You’ll be glad you did.

Back it Up

Sometimes you have to take a break from your exercise routine. Perhaps you’ve gone on vacation or gotten sick. Whatever the reason, don’t just jump right back in where you left off. Drop down to a level lower than what you were previously at when you pick your exercise routine back up. It’s a precaution, not a step backward toward your fitness goals.

Get the Right Gear

You need to get the right gear to support your chosen activity. If you exercise outside all year round, then you need to make sure you have clothes that will protect you from the elements when you’re outside. Do research to figure out what you need for which activity and invest in it. It’ll be money well spent.

You Can Cool It

If you’re feeling tired, too sore, or a little sick, then it’s perfectly OK to stop early. Your body is often trying to tell you something when you feel as if you can’t continue, so make sure you listen. Rest is an important part of fitness too.

See Your Chiropractor

Athletes at any level should regularly see their chiropractor. When you push your body, you need to make sure that it’s working at its best without any joint dysfunctions or restrictions. Regular adjustments will help you function at your best, prevent injury, and feel better.

Exercise the right way in order to make it beneficial to your body!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Acworth, Ga.

 

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