July 11, 2016
Exercise, Joint, Hip, & Knee Pain
, Low-Impact Exercise
, Sports Chiropractic
Everyone has heard the saying, “No pain, no gain.” The truth is, exercise shouldn’t hurt your body. Staying active is a way of life, and exercising is simply the means to an end. The ultimate goal is to maintain mobility for the duration of your life. Here are some simple exercise ideas that won’t strain your joints or overwork your muscles.
- Walk instead of run. Running puts a great deal of impact on our joints. Walking, however, is a low-impact way to get the same amount of exercise for your muscles without stressing out your joints. Step up your walking pace to give your heart a workout too. Brisk walking, or power-walking, gives your body a cardio workout without putting any stress on your joints.
- Yoga is another low-stress exercise. In fact, yoga is a great way to reduce stress and relax the body while you exercise. Stretch your muscles and improve your balance with yoga’s many poses and positions. Increase your flexibility and maintain proper tone, while protecting your joints from the pounding and crushing effects of other workouts. You can even build muscle mass and achieve strength enhancement from doing power yoga.
- Swimming is a great exercise that provides a joint-friendly workout. The buoyancy of the water holds your body in a weightless state while you exercise. Your muscle groups work together to give your body an overall workout, while your joints stay fluid and loose. Twenty or thirty minutes of swimming, three times per week is a great way to stay fit without causing any pain or discomfort.
- Would you rather compete in a low-impact sport? Try golf for a game of joint-friendly exercise. Golf involves plenty of walking, as long as you opt out of riding in a golf cart. Golfers also develop good upper-body fitness without sacrificing the health of their joints.
- Bowling is another great way to have fun while you exercise. Be sure to wear proper shoes, and choose a ball weight that is right for your stature. Hefting a 16-pound ball will cause your arm to complain later.
There are a myriad of other low-impact sports and activities to keep you active at any age. Shuffleboard and badminton are among the many games that provide plenty of gain without any pain. The main idea is to keep moving. Inactivity can be just as bad for your joints as over-activity!
July 10, 2016
Joint, Hip, & Knee Pain, Sports Chiropractic
, Lateral Epicondylitis
, Milwaukee Chiropractor
, Sports Chiropractic
, Tendonitis Treatment
, Tennis Elbow
What Is Tennis Elbow?
Tennis elbow, medically known as lateral epicondylitis, happens if the muscles and tendons in the forearm are pushed to their limits. Sufferers from this condition will have discomfort on the outside of the upper forearm (just below the bend of your elbow), when lifting or bending the arm, gripping small objects or if the forearm is twisted. Read more
Choosing Chiropractic Care
Many people who experience back and neck pain turn to chiropractic medicine for healing. Those practicing chiropractic medicine provide patients with alternative treatments to the pain management solutions of pharmaceutical drugs and surgery proposed by the conventional medical community. Chiropractic treatments involve various forms of spinal manipulation that when done skillfully realigns the spine allowing the body to heal properly. Identification and treatment of ailments of the neuromusculoskeletal system is the area of chiropractic medicine.
July 8, 2016
, Chiropractic Wellness
, Eating Habits
, Life Expectancy
Most of us wish to have a long and healthy life span. Most importantly, we all wish to remain healthy and active for as long as we’re alive. However, with human life changing dramatically over the last century, never before has the risk of attracting lifestyle-related diseases been so high as it is right now. The good news is that we can work towards increasing our longevity while maintaining good health, so you can enjoy the ‘golden’ old age of your life to the fullest. Read more
When it comes to hitting the gym, there’s a difference between building strength and bulking up. You can get stronger without getting bigger, and you can get bigger without necessarily getting stronger. How you should approach your workouts, then, depends on exactly what you want to achieve. As a Milwaukee sports chiropractor, the fitness programs I design for my athletes can vary greatly depending on their goals.
Unfortunately, there’s no shortage of confusing literature on bodybuilding and weightlifting, much of it with very little basis in science and physiology. In this article we’re going to take a no-nonsense look at the two types muscle growth, myofibrillar hypertrophy (or “strength” hypertrophy) and sarcoplasmic hypertrophy (or “size” hypertrophy), and how to achieve each while making the most effective use of your time in the gym. Read more