Now begins the time of year when people vow to commit to a healthier lifestyle and are looking to lose that winter weight in favor of a stronger, leaner body for summer. There are many different ways to go about losing weight, but the fact remains that eating healthfully and exercising are what you need to do to shed those extra pounds.

So what does fitting into your favorite summer outfit have to do with AZ Chiropractic? Well, a great deal, really. Here at AZ Chiropractic, we treat all types of injuries, and those can be the result of anything from a vehicle accident to a sports-related injury. It is important to keep in mind when it comes to adopting a new workout routine that you are treating your body properly.

The most common injuries that come from an improper workout are back/neck issues as well as shoulders/knees/ankles. These can most often be traced back to trying to do too much too fast, or perhaps not being well versed in how exactly to execute a certain exercise. For example, improper weight lifting can result in serious to severe back problems later down the road. Failure to stretch before exercising can also lead directly to resulting pain after a workout as well.

So what can you do? First of all, if you have any reservations about previous injuries before you being a new workout routine, come see us at AZ Chiropractic and we’ll discuss your concerns with you. Secondly, be aware of the signals your body will send you when you’re overdoing it with an exercise regimen.

Should you experience chronic pain after working out, or joint or muscle pain that does not wane after a particularly intense routine, you should talk to your chiropractor about your symptoms so they can diagnose and treat the problem.

Your body will let you know when you’ve pushed it just a little too hard, and we’re here to act as translators. If you work out, and your body responds with stiffness or shooting pain, for instance, then come see us and we’ll pinpoint what your body is trying to tell you, and how to heal and move forward the right way.

So no matter how you go about shaping up for summer, make sure you pay attention to your body’s strengths and weaknesses. Call or come in and see us at AZ Chiropractic and let us be a part of your new routine!