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Get Ready for Action With Chiropractic Care

By Donna Stark

When those warmer temperatures and sunnier days appear, the risk for injuries may increase, especially for those who want to be active but haven't been during the previous winter season. If you are an outdoor enthusiast who has been sitting a little too much and are still sporting a little extra winter weight around your belly, keep reading. Your local chiropractors have a few suggestions on how you can get back into shape and ready for all the springtime activities you want to be involved with. Take a look.

Get Adjusted

Your chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic want you to know that routine chiropractic care can help "un-winterize" your body. It can get you back into action and ready for whatever you have planned in the upcoming weeks by doing the following.

  • Places your body in proper alignment
  • Relieves joint stiffness and dysfunction
  • Releases muscle tension and strain
  • Aids in weight loss and healthy weight management
  • Increases range of motion and flexibility
  • Improves balance, coordination, and stability
  • Enhances focus and brain function

Stretch Daily

Incorporating more stretches into your daily routine will do wonders for your body. Stretching can help ease muscle tightness, alleviate pain and discomfort, and reduce the risk of injury. Try to stretch as often as you can throughout the day. You can do it as soon as you wake up, before and after physical activity, during lunch breaks, and before you go to bed. You can complete your stretching sessions in as little as 10 minutes, so don't worry about them taking up too much time. Just be sure to use proper form, stretch slowly, and don't make any sudden movements or bounce through them.

Move Your Body

In addition to adding more stretches to your days, don't forget to keep your body moving too! Daily exercise is key to optimal health and fitness. It can help you lose weight, strengthen muscles, restore joint function, improve your sleep, boost your energy, and reduce the risk of serious health conditions. If you want to head outdoors for some serious fun this season, you've got to get your body used to moving. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day, and try to include at least two sessions of strength training each week.

Visit The Joint Chiropractic Today

Don't let your winter body ruin your spring and summer fun. Come in to The Joint Chiropractic to establish regular chiropractic adjustments and start stretching and exercising your body daily. With these three simple suggestions, it won't take long for you to be ready for all the outdoor adventures you have planned. Have a great season ahead!

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

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