Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Helpful Tips to Prevent Injury

     Prevention is vital when it comes to your health. You don't want to keep getting sick all the time, nor do you want to be laid up in bed because you strained or tore a muscle from having to bend down to pick up your keys.
     [Okay, maybe you wouldn't actually tear a muscle from bending down to pick up some keys you dropped - but I definitely have worked on people who have thrown out their backs from performing everyday, mundane things! Like, from sneezing? Yep. From turning while driving? You betcha. From putting on your socks? Hell yea.]
     To be in pain is not fun. But there are a few things you can do to help keep your body pain, stress, and tension-free!
Get Adjusted
Regular Chiropractic adjustments keep your spine aligned so that you (your body) can function at an optimal level. Because the nervous system controls every cell and organ in your body, chiropractors focus their attention on the health of your spine being properly aligned and if there are shifts, helping the spine come back into alignment.

I tell my clients all the time that Chiropractic and Massage go hand in hand, or, go together like "peas and carrots." Thank you, Forrest Gump! Essentially, Chiropractors work the spine and bones and Massage Therapists work the muscles. By getting regular work done on your entire body, you will be able to stay relaxed and healthy long enough to prevent any injuries from occurring.

Interested in learning more about Chiropractic care, how it prevents injury, and how it accompanies Massage? Check out my good friend, Dr. Nick Prosser at Proactive Chiropractic & Wellness. He's right down the street so you won't have to travel far, either. Get a massage and then an adjustment and you're good to go!

Tone Those Muscles!
Another key factor in preventing injury? Keeping your muscles healthy and toned!

As you get older, your bones lose density (mass), your joints become stiffer and less flexible, and your lean body mass decreases. Regular exercise is one of the best ways to slow or prevent muscle, joint and bone problems. A moderate to vigorous workout program can help you maintain strength and flexibility into your golden years.

And if you are in need of a great personal trainer, look no further than this guy: Ryan Thain of Fitness Together. He trains at their Newton Centre location, but don't let the distance scare you. His one-of-a-kind approach is worth the trip! He will make sure your needs are met while receiving a worthwhile return on investment. And if you're feeling just a little sore after your workout you can always schedule a massage afterwards to keep those muscles and joints loose and limber!