Chiropractic and Exercise - A Winning Combination!
By Sara Butler
Your chiropractor not only cares about your health, but your wellness too. Part of living life is just that – living it. You need to be able to enjoy the life you have with the people who are important to you by staying active and helping your body to function at its best through taking care of your spine, joints and nervous system. Becoming healthy and staying that way is not as difficult as you may think.
One of the Keys to Success
One of the best ways to keep your body healthy is through staying active. That doesn’t just mean exercising – it’s actually far simpler than that. All it really means is to get your body moving in a way you enjoy. It can be working in your garden, playing a sport you enjoy or even taking a walk in the woods. But, the key to success no matter what activity you choose is to set your body up for success.
Warm It Up
No matter what it is you love to do, you need to prepare your body to do it. So, take the time before your favorite activity to warm up properly. If you skip this step you increase your risk for injury, and that’s definitely not a recipe for health and happiness!
What does it mean to warm up? It simply means easing into an activity slowly in order to get your heart rate up and move your muscles around. For example, if you enjoy going for a walk in the evenings you should start at a slow pace and gradually work up to the speed you’re aiming for. This prepares your muscles, joints and organs for the job ahead of them and helps them to stay healthy. Plus, if you take the time to warm up you’ll feel better and do better in your chosen activity.
Proper Posture People!
There is a right way and a wrong way to do things, and this is where proper posture and movement come into play. If you’re working on your car in the garage, for example, and you need to lift something, use your legs and never use your back. Your spine should always stay straight when lifting something, and practicing this technique will keep your back healthy.
The real key to doing things right and maintaining correct posture is visits to your chiropractor. Not only does your chiropractor physically manipulate your spine and other joints to keep them aligned, they can also offer you some suggestions for how to do your favorite activity correctly in order to keep yourself healthy and reduce injury.
So get into The Joint Chiropractic today to begin the positive effects on your life!