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Should I Exercise Before or After My Adjustment?

I get asked this question often. Should I get adjusted before I work out or should I get adjusted after my workout in case I do something goofy in the gym? I am on the bus that gets my adjustment BEFORE my work out. Here is why…

First, adjustments can give pain relief. Removing pressure on the nerves is going to help a person feel better. When misalignments are corrected in the body it allows for a more efficient workout and allows for increased flexibility.

Second, the muscles should be evenly balanced for optimal health. If a person is having painful symptoms that the chiropractor is working to alleviate, then working out before the adjustment may exacerbate the pain and discomfort. Imagine working out with one high heel on one foot and a sneaker on the other. What would that feel like? This is the equivalent to exercising while the body is out of balance.

Lastly, adjustments help the muscles relax. Tight muscles lead to strains, sprains, tears, and breaks. Relaxed muscles help to avoid injury. Injuries will keep one out of the gym for days, weeks, months, or more.
When in doubt, get adjusted before you go running, play tennis, hit the driving range, bike on the trails, or whatever fun exercise you like to do.

Questions? Call me, Dr. Deborah Pearson, a chiropractor serving Roswell, Johns Creek, and Alpharetta. 770-993-3200

Beat the Pollen with This Delicious Drink

Pollen season has officially arrived (duh).  Many of us don’t need our freshly washed green cars to tell us the time has arrived.  Our crying eyes and nose faucets are happy to give us the heads up. This elixir is super simple and has seemingly magical benefits. Drink it throughout the day to help fight Mother Nature.

Ingredients:

Ginger root – the size of your thumb, peeled and chopped
4 cups water
Turmeric tea bag
1 juiced lemon
Stevia to taste
Water to dilute

Easy Directions:

Add the ginger to the water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a low simmer, loosely cover with a lid, and simmer for ½ hour.

While the ginger is brewing prepare the turmeric tea according to the directions on the box.  

Combine:            1. Ginger Water
                           2. Turmeric Tea 
                           3. Lemon

To the concentrated Elixir add water and stevia to taste. (Do NOT use fake sugars like Splenda, Sweet & Low, Equal, etc.)

Enjoy hot, room temperature, or cold.  Drink throughout the day.  Delicious, healthy, and healing.


* The tea I prefer is Numi Organic Turmeric Three roots. I buy it from Amazon or Whole Foods.

Dr. Deborah Pearson is a chiropractor serving Alpharetta, Johns Creek, and Roswell. Questions? Please contact us at 770-993-3200.