Free Exercise Tips
At Ryan Lee Chiropractic Center we're serious about you maintaining optimum health. A key part of this is making sure your body gets the exercise it needs. Exercise is crucial for your body and needs to be done regularly!
We've listed our very latest free exercise tip just below.
Also scroll further down on this page for a list of all our pages of exercise tips. Enjoy!
Our latest free exercise article:
Classic Exercise Tips
Spring is almost here! Being active can
help you maintain a healthy weight, flexibility and good posture, build
strong bones, and relieve stress. Recreational activities are a great
way to enjoy these benefits while having fun. Whether you pick up a
garden rake or a golf club, or pound the pavement in running shoes, the
important thing is to get moving.
Keep your back in mind, as you gear up
for a fun-filled season. Here are some tips to keep your back healthy
as you exercise and enjoy the great outdoors.
- Warm up: Before hitting the links or even the back garden make sure you warm
up. Do gentle stretches to limber up muscles and joints before lifting,
digging or swinging that golf club.
- Learn the Proper Technique: Learn the correct technique for your activity, right from the
beginning. Poor technique can cause injury to joints and muscles. For
example, be sure to kneel, not bend, when planting your garden. For
golfers, take professional lessons to rid yourself of bad habits in your
gold swing that could hurt your back.
- Maximize Your Flexibility: Maintaining good mobility for muscles and joints will contribute to
your athletic ability and help prevent injury. Restrictions in muscle
and joint function can hamper your technique and lead to strains and
sprains. If you are a runner, take the time to stretch out calf and
thigh muscles before hitting the road.
- Drink Fluids: Drink plenty of fluids before,
during and after physical activity. Remember that once you are thirsty,
you are already starting to dehydrate. Dehydration affects your energy
level and your physical functioning.
- Don't Overdo It: Don't do too much, too soon or
too fast. Take your time and work up your activity level slowly before
pushing yourself too hard. This is especially true if you have been
inactive all winter/summer.
- Cool Down: Cooling down after any physical
activity is just as important as warming up. Take 20 minutes for a
brisk walk or a slow jog, and stretch out your muscles and joints before
heading for the shower.
- Treat Injuries Promptly: If you suffer an injury or
experience pain from your summer recreational activities, ice the area
to reduce swelling and inflammation
- Seek Professional Help: If pain persists, consult a chiropractor or health care professional to help you with your recovery.
Here are more pages of free exercise tips for you to look through and use:
We'll be adding more pages in future so check back soon!