Our team holds a lot of experience between us. We sometimes forget to pass along this information, which seems commonplace to us, but might not be for everyone. In case you didn’t know… now you know!
DON’T get a massage before your workout. We suggest you exercise before your massage and avoid doing so after.
DO get a chiropractic adjustment before your workout to reinforce proper movement patterns.
When stretching your muscles, long stretches are best, 30-60 seconds, both sides. For best results, stretch multiple times per day.
Drink water! Dehydrated muscles will be more tender, tighter, and less flexible, increasing your risk of injury.
Watch your posture not just at work, but while you are home relaxing as well. Don’t sit on one ankle, make sure you are facing the TV evenly and not with your neck turned to one side.
Using your phone and iPad DOES increase the stress on your neck and upper back. Bring your technology up higher, supporting your arms if need be.
LIMIT your sugar, primarily when you are run down or sick. It suppresses your immune system and causes inflammation in your body.
You should be able to touch your toes or come close, without bending your knees. Decreased flexibility of your hamstrings gives you a higher incidence of low back pain. Work on this, one minute a day!