Getting back into an exercise routine? Trying a completely new type of conditioning? You should see a chiropractor! Here’s why:
The New Year is just around the corner! You might be thinking about jumping back on the “wagon” after a long time away from the gym or maybe you have never really attempted a regular routine. Either way you are beginning a new journey on the road to health, and your body is likely to find this increase in activity as a shock!
The spine houses the spinal cord. Nerves branch from the spinal cord and exit the spine between each vertebra. These nerves feed every cell, muscle, organ, and system in the entire body. As you can imagine, when performing any form of full body exercise, the spine, its position, and how much load it receives becomes a factor. Keeping the spine in proper alignment ensures that each nerve can function without interference. This gives your body the best chance to perform optimally! You will also reduce the risk of injury due to an imbalance in the spine or surrounding musculature.
When performing different exercises always make sure to perform them correctly so that your posture does not suffer. Check out elliptical workout tips for working out at home if that’s your thing. Wear proper footwear that is supportive and appropriate for your specific body type. Wearing the right shoe can make an absolute world of difference when running or conditioning. Don’t try and lift too much weight! If you can’t lift a weight without compromising your form, then it is too heavy! Considering these tips and keeping a healthy spine will increase the likelihood of your success without pain
Kelly J. Donaldson DC, MS