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How to Keep the Muscles Healthy and Strong

Your muscles are important for your overall health. After all, it’s your muscles that help you move about and get things done. Weak or deteriorating muscles can be a real hindrance to your well being. In order to keep the muscles strong and functioning efficiently for you, check out these tips for optimal muscle health.

Lift Weights

Weights are an obvious way to work the muscles. It’s important to continually build strength in your muscles. As we age, our muscles gradually and naturally lose some of their strength, so lifting weights regularly can help to combat this natural aging process. If you are not comfortable lifting heavy weights, that’s ok. Lifting small weights can bring some of the same benefits without pushing you too far out of your comfort zone.


Another aspect that you’ll want to keep as you age is your flexibility and range of motion. Stretching regularly can help you maintain this aspect of muscle health. Pick a routine, and stick to it for the best results. Stretching once a month probably won’t give you the results you are looking for, so try to make it a daily habit. If you are having a hard time, try stretching immediately after waking. You’ll feel much better and give yourself a great start to your day.


Your muscles need oxygen. Breathing...really breathing deeply and on purpose...brings oxygen to your muscles and gives them healing power. Some exercises even focus on this breathing practice, such as yoga and pilates. Breathing also makes you slow down, which ultimately gives your muscles time to heal and regenerate after extensive use.

Chiropractic Care

Regular chiropractic care can help keep the body healthier as a whole. While chiropractors mostly focus on aligning the spine properly, this can also have an effect on the muscles. When the spine is in alignment, other parts of the body are able to function properly, and your muscles don’t have to overcompensate near as often. This means healthier, longer lasting muscle health.

To get chiropractic care, get to The Joint...the Chiropractic Place. A chiropractor at The Joint may be able to align your spine for optimal spinal and muscular health. With walk-in appointments and affordable pricing, more and more people can experience the benefits of regular chiropractic care. At The Joint, a chiropractor may be able to help you get on a path to a happier and healthier life.

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