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4 Tips for Making the Commute More Comfortable

By Genevieve Cunningham

Living in Austin is a blast. The city is alive with diversity, music, creativity, and education. It’s a place where all sorts of different people collide, and it’s awesome. Until rush hour. If there’s one downside about living in this weird city, it’s the traffic. Though Texans of all kinds are used to commuting, those in Austin definitely have their work cut out for them. Commuting is not only time consuming, but it’s also painful. If you’re sick of painful commutes, take a look at how you can make it more comfortable every day.

Use Supports to Adjust Posture

Posture is key when you’re in a vehicle. The tendency is to slump, slouch, and leave your body in various unhealthy positions. And this is made worse by the fact that there is such limited space. To give yourself more options, buy some supportive devices (pillows, low back supports) and use them throughout the commute to change your posture and alleviate some tension.

Consider a Carpool

Though it won’t get you out of the commute, it might get you out of some driving. It won’t cure the pain from commuting, but it absolutely helps to change it up. If it’s possible, carpooling can help save the environment, save on gas, and also save your back. Sometimes passengers have the luxury of stretching out and relaxing. If carpooling is an option, give it a try.

Get Enough Exercise

So you spend a lot of time in the car. Are you getting in enough exercise when you’re off the clock and out of the car? If not, this could help in a big way. Exercise strengthens the body, loosens muscles and ligaments, and may make everything you do just a bit more comfortable.

Add Chiropractic Care to Your Life

Chiropractic care is a great way to alleviate commuter pain. Chiropractors may be able to remove restrictions from the vertebrae of the spine, thus alleviating pain. But besides easing commuter pain, it may also enhance flexibility, improve concentration, boost the immune system, and bring about a wealth of other benefits. Making the commute more comfortable is just the tip of the iceberg, but it’s a great reason to make your first visit.

While most of these can be done on your own, you’ll need the help of a chiropractor to get chiropractic care. If you would like to add chiropractic care to your life in order to ease the pains of commuting, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Along with walk-in visits and affordable pricing, you’ll also meet with chiropractors who truly care about your health and well-being. Commuting is sometimes necessary, but the pain that comes with it is not! Get your health moving in a better (and pain-free!) direction beginning with a quick stop at The Joint as soon as today.

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

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