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Pedal Your Way To Better Health during National Bike Week 11th-19th June

June 10, 2016

 

 

Beaumont Street Chiropractic Clinic is encouraging people to incorporate cycling into their busy schedules. To be fit and healthy you need to be physically active, cycling is a low-impact aerobic exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. It gives your heart, blood vessels and lungs a good work out; it is fun, cheap and good for the environment!

 

Whether you are a recreational cyclist, commuter or competitive cyclist, it is important that you are aware of common cycling injuries, how to avoid them, and how chiropractic care can help you.

 

Be aware of your posture while cycling!

As with any form of exercise, proper posture will not only enhance your performance, but will also minimise the risk of injuring yourself:

 

  • Keep a light, comfortable bend in your elbows instead of locking them 

  • Keep your shoulders low and set

  • Feet should point forward

  • Engage your core muscles as you ride

  • Ideally, have your bike professionally fitted as this can make a huge difference in optimising your physical alignment and performance.

 

Certain types of musculoskeletal injuries and imbalances are common among cyclists due to the position and posture adopted when riding a bike, as well as the repetitive use of certain muscles. This alteration in optimum body posture can cause certain muscles to become tight and irritated, and spinal joint restriction and irritation to develop.

 

If you experience tightness in your shoulders or neck, low back pain or numbness in your hands and fingers, make an appointment today with our experienced chiropractors at Beaumont Street Chiropractic Clinic. 01865 311871

 

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