October 11, 2016
Cycling, Sports Chiropractic
, Bike Fitting
, Biking Injuries
, Cycling Back Pain
, Cycling Biomechanics
, Cycling Injuries
, Cycling Neck Pain
Chiropractic Care & Cycling Go Hand-In-Hand
Spring is here, and for millions of Americans that signals the start of cycling season. While cycling is an excellent cardiovascular exercise and a great excuse to get outside, its easy to forget about structural health when you finally hit the road (or the trail).
Unfortunately, its no secret that neck and back injuries are two of the most common injuries seen in the world of cycling, but we’re here to help! At Wellness Way Chiropractic we emphasize preventing injury before it happens. Incorporating the following guidelines into your biking can help ensure a healthy and pain-free cycling season. Read more
Everyone wants the greatest return on the time spent exercising, and it’s natural to believe that exercising faster and longer with lead to bigger, faster results. However, doing so without preparing adequately can easily lead to injury. The time spent recovery, possibly even in rehabilition, can easily put you right back where you started in strength and fitness. It goes without saying that avoiding injuries is important, and exercising smarter is the best method of achieving that. Taking a smarter approach to exercise can also ensure you’re achieving progressive, continual gains in health and fitness. Read more
Starting A New Exercise Plan: Sound Familiar?
You splurge on new workout clothes and equipment, sign up for the most exciting fitness classes, and hit the gym like an addict for two weeks. But it starts with just one missed workout, progresses to a couple absences per week, and then you’ve completely fallen off the workout wagon again. Sound familiar? As a chiropractor in Milwaukee who’s constantly working with patients who struggle to stick to their exercise routines, I can tell you you’re not alone. Even the best intentions to stick to your exercise schedule can be thwarted by excuses. “I have too much to get done today,” or “I’m too exhausted,” or even “The weather’s not nice enough to be outside.” It’s happened to all of us, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
A National Center for Health Statistics study reported that only 19% of Americans regularly engage in “high levels of physical activity (a minimum of three intense 20-minute workouts per week).” Another 63% said they believe that exercising regularly would lead to a longer, healthier life, a leaner body and less stress, but don’t do it. What’s more, over 50% of Americans who start an exercise program drop out within six months. The problem is motivation, or a lack thereof.