Walking or jogging may already be part of your day, but health experts suggest you may also need strength training to stay strong and move quickly, while avoiding injuries.
Most of us put a lot of daily demands on our bodies. We move a lot, lift children or packages, tote groceries and do whatever else it takes to keep the day going.
Backing up all of that activity with a steady supply of power can start with regular strength training. Free weights, elasticized bands, gym machines, or lifting body weight — the way yoga poses do — can all be used.
Getting started can be as simple as checking in with your local chiropractor to pick the best approaches and review safety measures.
How Your Chiropractor Can Help
As a complete wellness center, your local chiropractor is well equipped to assess your current strength and spinal health, and suggest ways to become stronger safely.
At the heart of the chiropractic wellness program is the philosophy of spinal health maintained with spinal adjustments. That philosophy seeks to help you achieve a clean slate, where improved spinal health may reshape how you feel and how much energy you have.
As you move into a comfortable wellness maintenance pattern with your chiropractor you can develop the strength training that suits you best. You may sample yoga, gym workouts, or at home exercises to find the best combination for you.
Here are two easy exercises recommended by healthharvard.edu that you can use anywhere:
Sitting Strength Exercise: Put a chair against the wall and place a small pillow in back of the chair. Sit on the front with knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Lean back on the pillow, half reclining with arms crossed and hands on shoulders. Keep the back and shoulders straight and raise your upper body as you sit up. Stand up slowly. Then slowly sit back down. Repeat eight to 12 times.
Bridge Exercise: Lie on the back on a mat with knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Place hands next to hips, palms on the floor. Keep your back straight and lift your bottom up off the mat, using hands as little as possible. Hold for a few seconds. Then lower the bottom. Rest and repeat eight to 12 times.
The Joint Will Make It Easier
When you are ready to pursue your wellness plan, The Joint Chiropractic offers an affordable treatment plan in place of insurance, flexible evening and weekend hours, and a no appointment needed policy, as drop-ins are welcome. See you at The Joint
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