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Ready to Run? 3 Tips to Avoid Back Pain

By Virginia Laird

As the new year approaches, many begin to set their eye on holiday fun runs, which can spark interest and excitement in marathons. Those who begin to train for each of these races may find that some pain can accompany the preparations. Rather than allowing this to stop you from enjoying the thrill of completing a race, chiropractors have put together a list of tips to help you avoid pain that can accompany the training. A few of these tips include:

  • Always stretch before starting your workout
  • Good posture can prevent back pain
  • Let your chiropractor work magic

Always Stretch Before Starting Your Workout

Research suggests that far too many choose to skip out on the stretching part of a workout. Fitness gurus, as well as chiropractors, suggest that stretching can prevent injury, making it a vital part of your workout routine. These same professionals advise that stretching does not require complicated poses. Instead, it is best to use simple stretches to loosen the muscles of the arms and legs. Before you head to your fun run start line, make sure you take the time to stretch out.

Good Posture Can Prevent Back Pain

While good posture may not be what anyone loves to work on, it is necessary to prevent back pain, including while you exercise. Chiropractors suggest that exercising while using proper posture can help you last the entire routine, while working out with poor posture can shorten your routine due to pain. It is advised that as you notice yourself using poor posture, you take the time to pause, correct the issue, then get back to work. As you make your way through the race trail of your holiday fun run, don't be afraid to make a stop along the route to correct poor posture.

Let Your Chiropractor Work Magic

For many across the country, chiropractic care is a helpful tool to address back pain, as well as preventing such pain and injury. Chiropractors use adjustments to the joints of the spine to restore function. These small adjustments can help promote healthy posture, increase mobility and flexibility, and prevent pain. As you train for your holiday fun run, you may want to consider adding routine chiropractic care as part of your training routine. Consider dropping by The Joint Chiropractic in your local community to get started on your personalized pain prevention plan right away. With more than 425 locations nationwide you are sure to find one in your community. And with no appointments necessary, getting started is as easy as dropping in on your way home from the gym.

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

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