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Here's How to Avoid Back Pain at the Gym

By Virginia Laird

There are no secrets when it comes to keeping your back pain away from the gym. Instead, chiropractors advise there are several simple habits you can add to your workout to help prevent such pain while getting your sweat on. While making changes to a workout you already enjoy can seem drab, it is necessary to help eliminate your back pain. Fitness experts suggest that these habits are ones many should already be doing. However, most choose to skip out on the simple essentials and opt to jump right into the workout, which is a sure culprit of pain. A few of the tips you should take seriously include:

  • Stretching is imperative
  • Take breaks during your exercise
  • Check in with your chiropractor

Stretching is Imperative

Chiropractors preach the importance of stretching before you exercise in an effort to prevent back pain and injury. However, these are not the only ones who teach this idea; fitness experts agree. Research suggests that stretching can help loosen the back muscles and release tension that can be caused by a host of activities, including exercise. If you are one who has been guilty in the past of avoiding the simple act of stretching, make sure you start making time for this right away.

Take Breaks During Your Exercise

If you are one who loves to exercise but finds it a struggle to complete a workout sans back pain, chiropractors would suggest it is wise to begin taking breaks periodically as you exercise. Allowing time to rest can help the back rest, allow you to focus on correcting posture, and give time to work out some tension in the back. Fitness professionals suggest those who exercise routinely should allow for breaks at least every 15 minutes while you work out.

Check In With Your Chiropractor

Research suggests that frequent visits to your chiropractor can help prevent and eliminate back pain. Chiropractors use adjustments to the joints of the spine to release tension and restore function. Through regular daily activity, the joints of the spine can shift, which can hamper function and cause pain. Allowing your chiropractor to apply the adjustments is a great way to keep you in your workout going strong without pain. If you are ready to begin your regular trips to the chiropractor, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With more than 425 locations nationwide you are sure to find one nearby. And with no appointment necessary you can be seen when you need it most, without any wait.

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

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