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Yes, You Can Keep Exercising With a Sore Back

By Donna Stark

Wanting to improve your health by working out more is a great goal to aim for, but it can be downright impossible to maintain a regular fitness routine if you are suffering from back pain. In fact, many forms of exercise will only exacerbate the pain you are feeling now, and if that happens, what are you going to do then? Fortunately, there are several low-impact exercises that, in addition to keeping you on the fitness path, will also help you protect the health of your back. Take a look at a few of them below.

Swimming

Swimming is an excellent choice if you are looking to continue your workouts while nursing a hurting back. This total body workout engages your muscles without the additional risk of injury to your back that can often come from high-impact exercises, such as running and recreational sports. You may need to practice a bit and find the type of stroke that best suits you, but once you have done that, nothing can stop you from reaching your goals.

Walking

When people think about workouts, they often picture weights, machines, and crowded gyms, but one of the most effective ways to exercise (that is also easy on your joints) is to lace up your shoes and head outside for a walk. Walking doesn't require any special equipment and can practically be done anywhere, but the best part about it is that it can easily be adapted to suit your needs. Walk as long as you like, as far as you like, as slow or fast as you like, and where you like. The options are endless!

Yoga

You don't have to look far to find a good place to do yoga ... you can literally do it in the comfort of your home! Yoga is all about strengthening and relaxing your body, so in addition to working those muscles of yours, you will be able to work on the stress that often accompanies pain too! Just be careful! It's very easy to fall in love with this form of exercise!

Your Chiropractor Is Here for You

If you are suffering from back pain, come on in to The Joint Chiropractic as soon as you can. Your local chiropractor can help your body heal naturally, and by working closely with you to determine what exercises are best for your back, you can count on reaching your goals in the safest way possible!

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

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