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3 Tips to Avoid Back Pain While Jogging

By Virginia Laird

Back pain can be quite miserable for any lifestyle. However, those who enjoy exercise and jogging may find back pain puts a damper on these activities. Research suggests that each year, back pain puts the brakes on at least half of those who love to work out at least once. Chiropractors suggest there are a few things you can do to deter back pain, including: 

  • Stretch well prior to your jog
  • Use good posture while jogging
  • Drop by your chiropractor for an adjustment

Stretch Well Prior to Your Jog

Chiropractors preach that one way to prevent back pain while you jog is to make certain to stretch before you head out on the trail. All too often, many skip out on this necessary step of each workout. Both health and wellness experts -- as well as fitness gurus -- advise that skipping out on stretching can be a sure way to promote injury. Chiropractors suggest that stretches that include the back and legs (as well as the shoulders) can help prevent pain and injury as you exercise, especially while jogging.

Use Good Posture While Jogging

For millions across the nation, good posture is an issue. This holds true to those who exercise as well. Chiropractors suggest that while you exercise it is necessary to pay attention to your posture. Not only can poor posture cause you pain, but it can also increase your odds of injury. It is suggested that when you notice you are using poor posture while you exercise to stop and walk away for a moment. This can allow you to reset your mind and focus on your posture before you get started again. Never ignore back pain while you exercise. It is always important to pause and take a look at what may be causing such pain before you proceed. Chiropractors suggest this is the only way to ensure the least chance of injury.

Drop By Your Chiropractor for an Adjustment

For the millions across the nation who love to exercise but struggle with back pain, routine visits to the chiropractor may be the answer. Research suggests that routine trips to your chiropractor can help prevent pain as well as manage it. If you are ready to start your routine chiropractic care, stop by The Joint Chiropractic in your local community. With more than 425 locations nationwide you are sure to find one in your neighborhood. And with no appointment necessary, getting started is as simple as dropping by.

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

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