Tennis allows players to maintain a high level of physical fitness and social wellbeing
At Hayes Family Chiropractic, we love tennis because it is a holistic wellness activity that can be enjoyed by families and people of all ages and abilities. While it is considered a low-impact sport, especially in comparison to sports like football, some estimates still say that up to 65% of players will suffer an injury in a given year. The most common tennis-related injuries include:
- Tennis elbow
- Shoulder tendinitis
- Sprained ankles
- Back sprains
- Disc-related injuries
At our office in Dunedin, we want to help people keep injury at bay so they can retain a high level of happiness on the court.
Golf is much more physical than it seems, especially when it comes to your spine.
Any argument that says golf is not a sport is seriously outdated. While it might not involve the high-impact intensity of football, or the cardiovascular conditioning of a sport like soccer, golf comes with its own set of challenges for your body. At Hayes Family Chiropractic, we set the mental part of golf aside, and focus on helping you lower your handicap by ensuring that your body is aligned and your muscles balanced. Read on to find out how you can improve your golf game with the help of chiropractic.
Your spinal health is an influential factor in fitness
Spinal and postural disorders tend to get in the way of fitness. Back pain or dysfunction can stop you from working out altogether, or it can affect you to varying degrees while you are exercising. Spinal misalignment, at its most basic level, gets in the way of achieving full range of motion which alters the way you work out completely. It may cause you to favor one side versus the other, completely altering your natural biomechanics and causing secondary injury or dysfunction. For the same reason, spinal misalignment can also stop you from developing the back’s musculature evenly. In all cases, spinal disorders prevent you from reaping the full benefit of your exercise.
For such a simple act, massage is powerful
With the right hands, massage is a powerful tool for influencing wellness. There is no denying that a back rub feels good, and this is proven by the fact that massage has been shown to release endorphins, pain-killing chemicals that also provide a euphoric feeling. Massage further sets the stage for relaxation by easing muscle tension, treating muscle spasms and increasing circulation, both in a local area and throughout the body. The end result is a more relaxed you, and a you who is able to function better and sleep easier.
Being productive is contingent upon feeling well
While we can force ourselves to be productive with sheer willpower and caffeine, there is an easier way of going about things. It entails being a little more proactive- looking out for the factors that inhibit cognitive efficiency and contribute to physical pain. Take your nervous system for example: it has a role in everything productivity related. Let’s break the nervous system down into its constituent part to demonstrate its role in productivity. The autonomic nervous system, which controls heart rate, respiration and digestion, is comprised of the:
- Parasympathetic: when this part is active, heart rate is slowed, and we experience increased blood flow to the internal organs; this increases feelings of rest and encourages digestion.
- Sympathetic: when this part is active, our “fight-or-flight, reflex comes alive, increasing heart rate and respiration.
This second reaction enables us to take action and get the job done.