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Chiropractors Love These Running Tips

By Lana Bandoim

Running can be a great way to stay in shape and lose weight, but it can also create pain. From sore muscles to serious sprains, it is easy to get an injury. If you do not want to give up running, then consider the following tips that chiropractors love.

Warm Up

It may be tempting to start running immediately once you are outside. However, chiropractors prefer that runners warm up before tackling a long jog. Consider doing simple exercises to prepare the body for the run.

Stretch After Running

Chiropractors prefer that people stretch after running. If stretches are performed before the run, then the risk of muscle injury increases. However, stretches at the end of a long jog can help the body return to a normal state. Focus on stretches that target the back, hamstrings, hips, shoulders, chest and inner thighs.

Check the Shoes

After finding the perfect pair of running shoes, it is hard to let them go. However, chiropractors are tired of seeing people injured because of worn out shoes. Replace shoes regularly and pay attention to signs of wear. Even new shoes can fall apart from overuse or bad materials.  

Get Enough Rest

Running can be hard on the muscles and joints, so rest is essential. It is important to have an adequate recovery period between runs. In addition, sleep is necessary. Avoid scheduling early morning runs that affect the number of hours you sleep and reduce the total to less than eight hours per night.

Getting enough sleep can help the muscles and joints recover after a strenuous workout. Sleep can also reduce inflammation in the body and boost performance. You may run faster and better after getting enough sleep.

Remember Posture

It is important to keep a straight posture while running without leaning too far back. Avoid bending at the waist or twisting the body. Chiropractors see many injuries and problems created by bad posture. Try to keep the spine straight and the shoulders back. Also, remember to relax because tension can increase the risk of injury.

The Joint Chiropractic welcomes walk-ins and run-ins, and the convenient locations are ready to help all types of athletes. Whether you are training for a marathon or simply want to jog around the neighborhood, consider going to The Joint. The licensed professionals can identify problems and reduce pain. In addition, there is no need to worry about insurance or complicated payment plans.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.

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