Avoid being injured with aerobic excercise

A patient injured in aerobic exerciseAre you injured?

Unfortunately, many people avoid exercise simply because they were injured during a previous workout routine. The beginning of a new year inspires change in almost everyone. Take a look as you drive down the street. You will notice an increased number of joggers and walkers braving the weather. Gym memberships go up in January as a direct result of our desire to start a new year off by developing a healthier lifestyle. Exercise is great for improving your health, and it is also an important factor for healing if you are injured.

Aerobic exercise

Aerobic exercise is defined as training or exercising with air or oxygen. The main benefit of this type of training is that it:

strengthens your heart

lowers blood pressure

can increase metabolism.

Before you sign up for a Zumba class, or a Spin class, it would be best that you start out with something that is performed at a low to moderate pace for a reasonable period of time, usually around twelve minutes to fifteen minutes. From there, you can consider increasing endurance gradually, while staying within your target pulse rate and not fatiguing your muscles. A basic rule of thumb for new exercise enthusiasts is that if you are gasping for air, you are probably not getting a sufficient oxygen supply to the muscles, which can certainly lead to injury. The following are ideal aerobic activities that can be performed with moderation:

  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Swimming
  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Beginning step class

Charlotte chiropractor treats exercise related injuries

At ChiroCarolina of Charlotte, NC your chiropractic care is focused on the delivery of proven treatments that relieve pain and restore health. Each patient receives the highest quality care from the moment they walk in the door. The doctors and staff truly care about the comfort and well being of their patients. Dr. Rice, Dr. Saario, and Dr. Ali, are passionate about relieving back pain and providing superior chiropractic care for patients with on the job injuries or chronic conditions. Follow-up care is another area where ChiroCarolina stands above other area clinics. The staff will work to provide the essential information that will help their patients understand insurance and government paperwork requirements to make sure that patients are reimbursed for their qualifying treatments. If you have been injured from exercise or increased activity, call them for an evaluation today.

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