Running for years, or even a just a couple of months, may lead to injuries. And if not treated as soon as possible, these injuries could keep you sidelined for a long time.
Pain is not a Lifestyle. This is definitely something I learned over the last couple of years of trying to “live” with my chronic back pain. I almost accepted the fact that I will have to live with my situation for the rest of my life… until I finally decided to visit a Chiropractor.
“5KM lang yan, sobrang dali! Bitin pa nga eh.” Many runners take this distance for granted, thinking that it's only for beginners.
So you just finished a marathon. Good job, you! Now you’re all set to do something that’s just as important: Marathon Recovery.
Most of us started running because we want to stay fit and healthy, and it's true, we have heard a lot of stories about people losing weight, getting stronger, healthier and more active because of running.
Post workout nutrition is one of the most crucial components of an effective workout plan; it helps your muscles recover faster and hydrates the body.
We, as avid enthusiasts of fitness have always struggled with injuries throughout our athletic life; these may range from the simple tight muscles to torn ligaments. However, not all things come in great intensities. Our performance may even be hampered by the little things we face on a daily basis.
As kids, we were constantly told by our elders to sleep a good 8-12 hours a day but as adults, it has become so easy to neglect this reminder. We usually associate lack of sleep to an increase in productivity because you simply have more time to work and do your daily activities if you sleep less. Some runners and gym goers even say that they can run and exercise with just 4-5 hours of sleep.
Resting immediately after a run can lead to tight, stiff, and painful muscles. It’s better to drink lots of fluids immediately and do post-run stretches.
Injured? These workouts will still keep you fit. If you’re suffering from running injuries, relax. You can still maintain your current fitness level while reducing the impact of running to your body with these activities.
Depression isn't easily identified by everyone; and that makes it a complicated sickness. Most people don't understand that it's a serious ailment and those with depression isn't just "having a bad day" or can just, as they would say, "don't think about it and be happy".
The importance of recovery is very crucial for runners, especially after a long race. When you push your body to run for hours, you’re not only battling pain and fatigue during races or training; you’re also causing micro-tears in your muscles. Hence, downtime is always very important to repair your muscles and help your body recover.
Ever since new year, you must have been hitting the gym every day to burn the extra pounds to get ready for summer, you go nuts when your trainer insists that you take a day off from your workout regimen.
To be honest, I used to be very scared and skeptic about chiropractic treatments, before my first session 5 years ago, I suffer from upper back and neck discomfort, mainly due to over exercise and bad posture.
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