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Chiropractic Tips to Avoid Overdoing It at the Gym

By Lana Bandoim

After hours of sitting at work, you probably relish the opportunity to exercise. However, do not let the excitement of being able to move affect a workout. It is important not to overdo it at the gym, and chiropractors have the following tips to help.

Always Warm Up 

Chiropractors recommend that you always warm up before starting to exercise. Although you do not want to do extensive stretches, it is important to give the body a chance to warm up. Consider doing low intensity exercises that can still increase your heart rate. Try jumping jacks or walking around the gym.

Always Cool Down

It is also essential to cool down after a workout at the gym. This gives your heart rate the chance to return to normal. It is important to keep moving but at a slower rate during the cool down period. Chiropractors point out that this is the best time to do stretches.

Lift Weights the Right Way

Chiropractors often see injuries that are caused by lifting weights the wrong way. You should always bend at the knees when picking up any heavy object. Avoid back pain and other problems by lifting things the right way and not overdoing it.

Pay Attention to Pain

Chiropractors frequently see patients who have regrets after a strenuous workout. They ignore the pain and push through minor injuries. However, this can turn into bigger problems with consequences that affect work and other activities. Never ignore pain or minor injuries because they are an indication you may be overdoing it at the gym. Give the body a chance to heal and rest after a difficult exercise routine.

Talk to a Chiropractor

If you are concerned about techniques or exercise routines, talk to chiropractors. They can create workout plans that fit individual needs and lifestyles. They can prevent injuries and stop people from going too far at the gym.

If you overdo it at the gym, then visit The Joint Chiropractic to get help. The licensed professionals are able to handle a variety of gym injuries and problems. There is no need to make an appointment at The Joint, so you can see a chiropractor immediately after a workout session. There are also no insurance requirements or complicated plans that slow down treatments. Visit The Joint to get a personalized care plan and return to the gym with a better strategy.

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

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