Injuries and pain can make physical activity difficult. Many active people struggle with injury after injury, until they decide to give up. The problem isn’t just their bodies, but the type of activities they are doing for exercise. Some physical activity is harder on the joints and muscles than others.
These types of activities are often referred to as high-impact and can include things like running, strength training, CrossFit, high-intensity cardio classes or competitive sports. Usually, there is a lot of jumping and quick movements that, if you don’t perform correctly, could lead to injury. Most competitive sports are high impact, and we know how often athletes get injured. If you want to stay active, but you want to try something more comfortable on your body and your joints, you should try low-impact activities.
Low-impact physical activities are easier on your bones and muscles. It may take a little longer to work up a sweat, but it reduces the pain of exercise. Here are four low-impact activities that are great for your spinal health:
Back and joint pain are among the most common reasons people stop exercising. Inactivity will only make your pain worse. Your body needs to move. Instead of quitting physical activity, switch to low-impact activities like these to protect your joints and back. If you are still suffering from pain after workouts, see your doctor of chiropractic. You may be experiencing alignment issues that might be the source of the problem. Chiropractic care can help your body to recover faster after exercise, so you can feel your best.