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Best Chiropractic Exercises in Knoxville, TN

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Chiropractic Exercises in Knoxville

Exercise is said to be the greatest thing for managing chronic or acute pain, keeping the heart pumping and the lungs healthy, and maintaining a overall healthy lifestyle. It tones and stretches muscles, increases heart rate, getting oxygen to the muscles, and increases endorphins or the happy hormones. At Homberg Chiropractic in Knoxville, your treatment plan will include prescribed exercises to restore your health.

Some of you might think that getting adjusted is all you need to do to start feeling better. Making sure your spine is aligned is the first step to getting you back to the way nature intended. The next step is sticking to your prescribed exercises to strengthen the muscles where they were weakened by the mis-alignment.

Importance Of Low Impact Exercises

All of the prescribed exercises will be low-impact. Low-impact exercises are gentle and go a long way in helping you strengthen your muscles.  A 10-minute walk each day is enough to help improve your health and prevent conditions of the spine, joints and supporting structures of the body.

Here are a few suggestions of other activities to include in your daily routine to help prevent pain and reduce stress:

Get Exercise By Walking

Walking does several things for the body, and all of them are good for managing acute pain or chronic pain:

  • Metabolism. When the metabolism is revved up, body fat is burned off, the lungs take in more oxygen, and the heart receives the oxygen and pumps oxygenated blood to the muscles.
  • Strong legs. Walking strengthens the body from the legs to the core muscles. This is especially true when the walker swings the arms or pumps them up and down in time to the steps.
  • Relieves stress. Getting fresh air, sunshine (Vitamin D,) and relaxed movement alleviates stress, improves the mood (endorphins,) and improves mental clarity.

You can get in some walking by hitting the mall and walking down one side and then the other. Park in the farthest spot at work and walk to the building. Take the stairs in place of the elevator. Get off the bus one or two stops ahead and walk home.

Places to Walk in Knoxville

There are dozens of walking trails in and around Knoxville.  Pick a gorgeous spot, a new to you spot or just the path closest to you. A few areas to consider

  • Concord Park
  • Fort Loudon Lake
  • Ijams Nature Center
  • Dozens of trails in the Great Smoky Mountains
  • Lakeshore Park
  • Victor Ashe Park
  • or any of the 112.5 miles of paved greenway and natural trails in Knoxville

Get Exercise With Yoga or Pilates

Yoga and Pilates are forms of exercise that focus on moving the body while focusing on breathing and body awareness. The poses are purposeful and usually work a few areas of the body at once, including the back and leg muscles to build a stronger foundation for other movements. The poses often focus on balance which is important to prevent falls and injuries as we age. Compared to higher impact activities that cause added strain to the body, Yoga and Pilates are known to be gentle for healthy and even injured individuals. However, it’s extremely important to be aware of your body and to adapt movement to your skill level. Studies have shown that regular practice has led to a decrease in back pain. The great thing about Yoga and Pilates is that there are several types of classes catered to your specific skill and comfort level.

Yoga Studios in Knoxville

Want to try some yoga classes?  Check out these studios in Knoxville:

At Homberg Chiropractic, we can get you back to feeling better and healthier. It’s up to you, though, to take control of your own body using these chiropractic exercises in Knoxville.

Exercise in all its shapes and forms strengthens the body, clears the mind, and improves your lifestyle. It can go far toward controlling and/or alleviating acute or chronic pain.

 

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