You’re not going to move in your 80’s like you did in your 20’s but losing your range of motion is NOT a natural part of aging. Growing old doesn’t need to include false teeth and walkers, life-long health can be yours but it is a daily practice.
Here are four ways to move it before you lose it:
Full Range of Motion
Studies have shown that conducting exercises with a full range of motion and less weight will create a greater load on the muscle than using heavier weight and limiting range. Using a full range of motion in each exercise places stress on the entire muscle body. In the end, this will create a stronger, better developed muscle that is less prone to injury!
Warm Up Thoroughly
Your warmup should be specific to you and your goals, each warm up should not be the same.
Stretching exercises. These movements can improve your range of motion and reduce pain. There are both active and passive range of motion exercises that work on strengthening your joints and muscles. Using a foam roller or lacrosse ball will benefit muscles before and after workouts.
Regular chiropractic care. Chiropractic care helps keep your neck, joints, and limbs mobile and flexible. We’ll work with you to restore your normal range of motion. Often, chronic ailments are healed while addressing pain issues because the normal range of motion is restored.
We’d love to help you and show you more ways you can live a longer, better life!