1Nov, 2017

5 Reasons You Should Be Doing Planks

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What is a Plank? A plank is an awesome core strengthening exercise but also engages big muscle groups simultaneously. Making it a go-to as one of my favorite exercises. Benefits of Planks Tighten your tummy Planking helps build your deep inner core muscle. As your abdominal muscles become stronger your mid section will tighten. Improve your posture and balance To do a plank correctly you must engage your abs to stay upright. If you do planks regularly, you’ll find you’re able to sit or stand up straighter with ease. Doing variations […]
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2Nov, 2016

Tips for Post Race Soreness

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7 Tips for Post Race Soreness Training well is a great way to avoid injury and limit soreness after a race. If you are sore after your race, that can still be normal because the excitement from the race can make us push ourselves even harder. Here are a few tips for you. Hydrate after the race Eat something soon after your run Stretch on your own or utilize the health care professionals at the race to stretch you Ice any sore areas Take a warm epsom salt bath Go […]
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18May, 2016

Is it safe to go to a chiropractor during pregnancy?

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The answer is Yes!  Pregnancy is an exciting time in your life and it should be a comfortable amazing experience. Your body is going through a lot of changes and chiropractic care is proven safe and effective for pregnant women. This blog will explain how Clayton Chiropractic Center can help you throughout your pregnancy and tips on having a happy, healthy pregnancy Top 8 pregnancy pains that bring women into our office Hip Pain Low Back Pain Sciatica Pain Pubic Symphysis Pain Headaches Neck Pain Round Ligament Pain Breech or […]
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5Apr, 2016

Wall Angels

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Who should do this upper back exercise? Anyone who feels like they slouch when they sit People who sit many hours in a day at a desk People with neck, shoulder or upper back pain How to do this upper back exercise: Start with your feet 6 inches from the wall, knees can be bent. Lean your back against the wall so your whole spine and head are touching the wall. Reach your arms up like you are making a goal post shape and place your arms and back of […]
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14Mar, 2016

Reverse Plank

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Who should do Reverse Plank? Everyone- It is important to build back and glute muscles as much as core muscles People with low back pain People who sit all day Athletes looking to switch up their routine How to do Reverse Plank Begin seated with legs out in front of you. Place your arms at your side with fingers facing towards feet or slightly outward. Squeeze your abdominals and raise your pelvis into the air until you make a straight line with your body. Keep head in line with body, […]
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