This New Year Treat Yourself
New Year is on its way. This means, for a lot of people, it’s time to hit the gym and start making good on a few new habits and resolutions. But what if something is holding you back from achieving your exercise goals? You might be ready and raring to go to take to the free weights and the treadmill, but what if you have aching muscles that are holding you back? You start with every attention to stick to your resolution, but if your body isn't able to support you, you're going to struggle to achieve your exercise goals.
With that in mind, it may be time to start thinking about seeking help from a professional to help your muscles regain their strength and elasticity. Below are some tips to help you get over aching muscles and achieve your exercise goals.
Look After Yourself
Before you start exercising, it is always important to make sure your body is ready and fully warmed up. Otherwise, you may end up seriously hurting or even injuring yourself in the long run. For example, if you experience leg or foot pain on a regular basis, it may be difficult for you to take up running or cycling. If this happens you should be ready to speak to an experienced chiropractor.
Whether you have difficulty with your shoulders, your back, or your hamstrings, it is crucial you ask for help as soon as you possibly can. Otherwise, you may find that you develop problems long term which is going to be more difficult to recover from.
Exercising with Pain
If you ask any fitness instructor or expert, you will likely receive the same advice: If you are in pain, you shouldn’t exercise! The worst thing you can do is to start exercising strenuously on a bad leg or back. If you accidentally pull or strain a muscle, you may be at risk of doing yourself permanent damage. This means that whether you are keen to take up exercise in the New Year or simply want to make sure you are fighting fit for 2020, it is important to ensure you are in tip-top condition.
A registered chiropractor will help you to identify areas of pain and will also help you find useful remedies that help you bounce back from regular twinges and muscle aches. This way, you can make sure that you are physically ready to take on any challenges that life may throw at you. Whether it is upping your sets at the gym, training for a marathon, or just looking to increase your fitness, you must ensure your body is in a healthy physical condition.
A New Resolution
Before you take on any new resolutions regarding fitness and exercise, make sure your body is ready to take on everything that you want to do. You only get one body and one set of muscles, so why put it through excruciating pain?
Forget the saying ‘no pain, no gain’ – you need to make sure your muscles are ache-free and ready to work through everything you’ve got planned. One way to do this by having a session with a chiropractor, so why not book in with a chiropractor? Please feel free to give our specialist team a call on 01604 754456, or fill out an enquiry form today.
Nick has been treating patients for over 9 years. He currently works in clinics in Duston and Milton Keynes.