Get out and soak up that summer sun!
Throwing a Frisbee around and running in the sand makes for a killer workout. Getting a group together for a game of volleyball on the beach is super fun and you’ll definitely feel it when you get home.
Want to get active this summer? There are countless amounts of hikes are waiting for you! Work your entire body while in rocky and mountainous terrain by pole hiking. The upper body motion really gets the heart rate going. You move with quicker, smaller steps, your arms are pumping and it’s almost like race walking. Using poles allows you to involve the upper body in activity that normally works mainly the legs and glutes. It’s a great way to add some intensity to your hiking.
Use exercise to help prevent injury and promote good posture. Regular exercise such as walking, swimming, or bicycling will help the body stay aerobically conditioned, while specific strengthening exercises will help the muscles surrounding the back to stay strong. These benefits of exercise promote good posture, which will, in turn, further help to condition muscles and prevent injury. There are also specific exercises that will help maintain good posture. In particular, a balance of trunk strength with back muscles about 30% stronger than abdominal muscles is essential to help support the upper body and maintain good posture.
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Chiropractic adjustments help your joints to move well and keep you balanced. It also helps your body to be healthy. Poor posture can cause muscle and joint stress, and imbalance. Being well balanced is important to us as we grow older, so that we will be able to move well and not fall. Posture exercise and the chiropractic adjustment can be beneficial to our health and the way we move and balance.
The chiropractic adjustment helps to keep you aligned, while the posture exercise strengthens muscles and helps with flexibility while keeping you balanced. The chiropractic adjustment relieves irritation of the nervous system and helps the body to move and feel better while keeping you pain free. Strong posture helps prevent arthritic and degenerative breakdown. These combined together help you move well for your future and it’s a good life habit. Another key element of strong posture exercise is proper breathing habits.
Our brain becomes programmed to our poor posture habits and it becomes very apparent in the way that we carry ourselves. This is why it is very important to get the chiropractic adjustment and then strengthen the muscles around the alignment by performing daily posture exercises. This reintegrates the brain to the muscles and programs strong posture instead of our old poor habits.
Running puts a high level of repetitive stress on the back, and for those with lower back problems it is particularly important to take measures to reduce the strain on your lower back.
In general, the following tips are advisable for runners, especially for those who are susceptible to low back pain or leg pain/sciatica:
It is important that back pain patients take note of any back symptoms that perhaps are being exacerbated by a particular activity. If running consistently brings on back pain or leg pain symptoms, an evaluation with a spine specialist, including X-rays and perhaps an MRI, can be useful to determine the source of that pain.