5 Workout Tips Every Chiropractic Patient Should Know 

 November 10, 2021

By  Dr. Polly Hediger

workout tips chiropracticAs you may know, chiropractic adjustments help alleviate pain. They also bring the body back to its natural balance. As a chiropractic patient, injury prevention is vital to maintaining a healthy and balanced body. Excellent workout strategies integrated with proper exercises create toned muscles that shield the body and back from harm. While each person receives workout guidelines for their specific problem, adhering to the following workout suggestions will benefit everyone.

1. Warm Up Before Working Out

Prior to beginning any workout, it is necessary to warm up. A collection of dynamic moves will increase your heart rate and warm up the muscles that you will be utilizing throughout your exercise.

Select entire body movements such as leg lunges paired with arm activity or stroll in position while elevating and also reducing your arms. When you have actually warmed up, you can safely stretch without risk of injury.

2. Use Ergonomically Correct Furniture

Even though this isn’t a true workout tip it indirectly affects the outcome of all your workouts which, in return, affects your overall health. In the work environment, either talk to an ergonomic expert to guarantee appropriate positioning or have your company invest in a height adjustable standing desk, specifically if you spend a lot of the day seated or doing repetitive jobs.

A comfortable chair is important, too. It minimizes muscle stress and helps you avoid injury. Ensure that your feet sit firmly on the floor and that the chair’s back support remains intact. In your home, you should have a quality bed mattress and supportive furniture.

3. Select The Right Shoes

Before you purchase another pair of shoes, make sure they’re both comfortable and stable while walking. While trying them on, take several walks throughout the store to make sure they fit correctly. This will ensure the footwear fits properly not only during normal gait but also during more rigorous activities like a workout.

Another important point to consider is that shoes should bend without an issue while providing plenty of room for the toes to move. Footwear that fits properly will not only provide proper balance throughout your workouts but will also help keep your feet healthy.

4. Pay Attention to Your Posture

One of the main reasons why these workout tips are so important is because they’ll aid in keeping your posture healthy. A healthy posture will benefit you the rest of your life. It’ll also make each workout more enjoyable. Following are a few suggestions you can use to help you pay attention to your posture throughout the day:

– When seated make sure your feet are on the floor, your shoulders erect (no slouching), and your arms relaxed.

– If you plan to stand for a while, contract your abdominal muscles to help protect and preserve your spine. Shift your weight so that each foot has time to rest and recover.

These straightforward ideas will passively work the right muscle groups resulting in a healthier spine.

5. Passively Stretch Large Muscles

Lastly, it is vital to passively stretch large muscle groups. Utilize your weight to gradually extend your hamstrings, your piriformis, and your whole back. Passive stretching is mild and helps relieve stress points that trigger back pain. These gentle exercises provide a great deal of relief and are easy to perform.

If you need more assistance, call your local chiropractor. He or she will be able to collaborate with you to create an exercise program that is ideal for your unique situation. Then make sure to follow up with them and their suggestions in order to experience the maximum benefits from chiropractic care.

If you don’t have a local chiropractor, please give us a call. Our Doctor of Chiropractic loves serving our wonderful community and is here to serve you, too. So give us a call. We’re here to help!

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Dr. Polly Hediger

Dr. Polly Hediger grew up in a small town in southern Illinois, called Highland. After graduating in the top 10 of her high school class, she attended Southwestern Illinois College for general studies. In 1998, Dr. Hediger entered the accelerated science program at Logan College of Chiropractic in Missouri. Through her coursework there she completed her Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) and graduated with a Doctorate of Chiropractic (D.C.).

Dr. Polly Hediger

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