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3 Ways to Protect the Back During Exercise

By Genevieve Cunningham

We all know that exercise is important. It helps us build strong muscles and maintain a healthy weight. And most people are able to find some form of exercise that is enjoyable. But you know what's not enjoyable? When you try to exercise, but you're in constant pain! If you're experiencing pain while working out, take a look at these ways to protect your back and body during every routine.

Focus on Form

If you have poor form, you will inevitably suffer from pain, and possibly even injury. Form is one of the most important parts of anything that you're doing, exercise or something else. No matter what workout you're doing -- running, yoga, lifting -- make sure that good form is a part of your plan and stick to it. If you need help with form, ask a doctor, a fitness professional, or search the internet for some guidance. Focus on form, and you'll be one step closer to pain-free exercise.

Buy Supportive Devices

Sometimes your back really does need extra help ... like literally! It needs support in the form of something physical. If you think this might be the case for you, make sure your gym bag has a back belt, braces, and other support devices that help take the strain off of the body. There's no harm in using help, especially if you're doing it for protection. Stock up on these items, and you may be able to avoid pain in the future. 

Get Chiropractic Care 

If you're really looking to protect the back, chiropractic care should definitely be a part of your normal routine. Chiropractors may be able to remove restrictions from the vertebrae of the spine to alleviate pain and tension and promote overall health. You obviously won't do this at the gym, but the effects of regular care can follow you through your workout and into everyday life.

If you would like to try chiropractic care, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the hassle. Exercise is important, and these tips might help you keep up the habit pain-free. Get a little relief and a boost in health beginning with a short trip to The Joint as soon as today.

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

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