For those healthy enough to participate, running is a terrific exercise. There are advantages to all kinds of exercises, and while running is not the only type of exercise that promotes a strong, healthy body, it is true that runners are less likely to be overweight, and running all those miles may even ward off certain systemic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. And also like other types of cardiovascular fitness, running can be the cause of a host of bodily injuries.
Running is hard on the body and the joints. But that doesn’t mean that everyone should stay away from the exercise. It does mean that runners should take their physical health and well-being into account regardless of their fitness level and experience. It’s important for a runner to choose running shoes that are designed for their foot type and running style (As contrasts, a runner who plans to compete in a short sprint of a race will likely need a shoe designed to go fast whereas a runner who either plans to run a few miles a week for leisure or for training long distance will likely want a shoe that supports their body and maximizes their comfort).
And in addition to a runner’s gear choices, it is vitally important that they keep their body in excellent physical shape to be able to endure the miles on trail or road. Your chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic can help to keep your spine in proper alignment, greatly lessening the chance of certain types of injuries. Your chiropractor can also help to increase mobility, which can only help to limit injury and increase performance. It’s also important to visit your chiropractor whenever you experience a running injury. Your chiropractor may be able to treat the injury with chiropractic medicine, realigning the body and getting you back out on the road or trail sooner. If you have any questions about how your chiropractor at Larson Chiropractic can help you, then call today.