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Newburgh, IN Athletic Injury Safety Tips

By Darcy Selvidge

Newburgh is one of those cities where you just can’t help but want to get out doors and start sweating. The scenery, the fresh air, why waste all day sitting indoors? At the very least, you can’t help but run a few blocks every morning. You want to push yourself, but, in order to stay out of the Newburgh chiropractor office (at least until absolutely necessary), you want to follow a few safety tips, too.

More Water

No matter who you are and what you do, chances are you should drink more water. You’ll be surprised at how good you feel if you switch off of coffee, soda and other sugary stuff and start drinking more straight, plain, good old fashioned water. It keeps you energized, it keeps you hydrated, and it keeps you out of harm’s way. Typically, you should drink about a gallon a day, but go ahead and do a quick search online to see how much you should be taking in based on body weight.

Stretch

If you spend more time stretching, you’ll spend less time nursing injuries, that’s simply a fact. If you look at older athletes, they tend to spend far longer stretching than their younger counterparts. Why? Chalk it up to fifty percent need, due to age, and fifty percent wisdom of age. They know that we all need to stretch more than we do, so follow their lead and stretch it out.

Warming Up

Don’t jump right into the game. Do some jumping jacks, some push ups, run a little. This gets your body going and ready for the physical stress of the real thing. The more you warm up, the less likely you are to hurt yourself.

Pace Your Self

Being an athlete is all about pushing, sure. You have to push yourself as hard as you possibly can, you have to always be trying to inch over that boundary. But… You need to know your limitations so that you know how to safely push against them. If you can safely lift a hundred pounds, don’t add another hundred! Add another ten or so and make sure that you’re getting better at your own pace. If you want to stay out of the Newburgh chiropractor office as much as possible, this is of utmost importance.

A Newburgh chiropractor has information and techniques to help you deal with athletic injuries. Learn more about pain free living at http://www.newburghchiro.com .

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