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Fitness Fanatic? Chiropractic Care May Help You Stay Balanced

By Genevieve Cunningham

Most people know that exercise is a good thing. We’re encouraged to work out our entire lives, and so we always equate physical fitness with a healthy lifestyle. For the most part, that assumption is right on the money. Exercise is part of a healthy and active lifestyle. But, is there such a thing as too much exercise? Can you work out too much to where it actually causes harm to your body? If you tend to take fitness to the extreme, take a look at these ways to help balance your love of exercise with a healthy body long-term.

How Can I Tell if I’m Exercising Too Much?

It can be tough to know if your exercise routine is too much for you. Some tell-tale signs might include muscle soreness that won’t let up, an extreme lack of energy, unhealthy weight loss, high blood pressure, and a rapid heartbeat. Too much exercise may also lead to stress or strain on the body, which can cause injury and pain throughout.

How Do I Stay Balanced?

  • Force a Rest Day - If you don’t utilize a rest day, make yourself. Your rest day is just as important as each workout day, as the muscles actually tend to grow on rest days.

  • Stay Limber - If you exercise often, it’s vital that you keep your body loose and limber. Otherwise you may be even more prone to injury. Make sure that stretching is a part of each workout, preferably both before and after.

  • Hydrate - If you’re both dehydrated and exercise all the time, you’re really putting yourself in danger. Make sure you’re hydrated by drinking at least half your bodyweight in ounces each and every day.

Don’t Forget Chiropractic Care

Whether you exercise too much, too little, or just the right amount, chiropractic care is important for your well-being. Chiropractic care ensures that your spine is in proper alignment, which if you’re constantly pushing your body to the extreme, it may become misaligned from time to time. These corrections help to eliminate pain, enhance flexibility, boost body function, and provide many other benefits. Chiropractors are also knowledgeable in the way of healthy lifestyles. They may be able to give you a better idea of just how much exercise you need to keep your body in peak health.

If you would like to try chiropractic care to enhance your workouts and still keep your body safe and healthy, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever with walk-in visits and affordable pricing. You can get the care you need without the stress or hassle. You don’t have to give up exercise completely, but you should curb your enthusiasm when necessary and get chiropractic care to help balance out the stress on your body. Get started with a quick trip to The Joint as soon as today.

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