Here are your tips for getting over the hump of your week and exercise routine starts with successful injury prevention and recovery!
The first step in accomplishing this goal is listening to your body. We live mainly in our head with constant texting, email, and thinking. Exercise is a great way to reconnect and escape, but taking a “No Pain No Gain” approach and pushing too hard leads to sprains, strains, tears, and burnout.
Many patients treated at BALANCE IN MOTION start with very little body awareness; and therefore, push past their limits and get injured. Don’t make the same mistakes and end up not being able to exercise for months.
3 recommendations to improve your mind/ body awareness
1. Get stimulated in all the right ways. The best way to get connected is to rouse your body’s communication pathways. A chiropractic adjustment boosts the link between your brain and your body by stimulating mechanoreceptors in your joints and muscles that tell your brain about your body’s position. If you are out of alignment or have had a previous injury to an area this feedback system can be impaired leading to injury.
2. Don’t paint over your check engine light. Pain is our body’s way of telling us there is a problem. So don’t do things to fix it that simply mask it. Stop taking pain killers and anti-inflammatories. Not only is this habit hard on your liver and kidneys, it doesn’t allow you to feel your body and the possible damage you might be causing during your workouts.
3. Take a deep breath. Stopping to breathe and doing specific breath work during your workout helps you stay aware and improve oxygenation.
Feeling muscle tension or joint pain, find out if misalignment could be the culprit.
Call (949) 515-4006 or contact us this week and schedule a complimentary consult and exam including one x-ray if needed. (Save $195 and get points for your City Transformation Team for taking action to prevent injury)