Working Out this Spring? Don’t Risk a Back or Neck Injury

WalkingWith the weather finally improving, it goes without saying that you’ll have more motivation to workout.

While this is a good thing – as a solid workout can help you feel better mentally and physically – there’s something you need to remember: you could suffer a back or neck injury at any time.

With this hovering over your head, it’s important to do whatever it takes to avoid injury. Here are three tips to keep in mind this spring:

·      Start slow. If you’ve sat around all winter, not doing much in regards to working out, you need to start slow and go from there. In other words, you don’t want to jump into a full workout routine the first time around. This increases the risk of injury.

·      Watch how much you lift. The use of free weights can go a long way in getting the workout you need to feel your best. However, if you bite off more than you can chew, a back or neck injury could be the end result.

·      Be careful on the road. Is your idea of working out a nice walk around town? How about a few miles on your bike? While there’s nothing wrong with hitting the street, your safety should always come first. A fall to the ground, for instance, can leave you injured.

Even though you do your best to prevent back and neck injuries, you never know what could happen. If you find yourself in pain, don’t hesitate to contact us for a professional diagnosis and comprehensive treatment strategy.