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Make It All Work With Chiropractic and Push-Ups

By Sandy Schroeder

We are all looking for the secret to survival during the holidays, but you may be ahead of the pack if you combine chiropractic support with great fitness basics like the push-up.

The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community staffs a wellness center with doctors of chiropractic who help people of all ages deal with pain and find the best solutions for health and well-being.

Seeing Your Chiropractor

When you come in, you will learn more about improving your spinal health, and your chiropractor can help you put together the best fitness routines.

The spine helps us spin through the day, and the central nervous system encased inside provides the needed brain-to-body communication. When our spine is healthy, our overall health often improves too.

Gentle targeted spinal adjustments may relieve your aches and pain, and help you sleep better, move faster, or think more clearly. Benefits are unique to the individual. As you assess yours, you may want to consider weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments to feel your best, and to explore the best fitness options. Your chiropractor can help you pick ones that fit, like the push-up.

Putting the Push-Up to Work reminds us that push-ups are a "low load-bearing body weight exercise" that can be done anywhere, anytime, with no equipment needed. They also work wherever you are in the fitness cycle. You work your core, shoulders, triceps, and chest, reaping these benefits.

  • Stay lean and healthy
  • Keep your joints flexible
  • Improve your overall circulation

Perfect Your Push-Up

Work on form to do it right.

  • Lower the whole body as one unit going to the ground
  • Then push straight back up
  • Maintain a tightly braced core
  • Keep feet close together
  • Keep spine and chest in a neutral position
  • Keep hands under elbows with the wrist neutral at the bottom with no bending at the joint
  • Elbows should be bent at 45 to 90 degrees

Whatever push-up goals you set for yourself, start with your chiropractor and your doctor to approve the plan. Be sure you can do a full range of motion without pain. If you are getting back into a fitness routine, consider having a trainer work with you at first.

As you establish a routine, you can create goals for total number of reps or change the amount of rest between sets of reps.

When you are ready to put all of your plans into motion, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Affordable personal healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance and clinics are open weekends and evenings. No appointments are needed.

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

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