For many pregnant women, aches and pains in the lower back and hips are part of the experience. In fact, approximately 50% of pregnant women will experience back pain at some point before they deliver.
Luckily, relief may be just a chiropractor visit away.
Chiropractic care is a completely natural, non-invasive way to keep your body healthy and functioning optimally. It is safe and beneficial for people of all ages and stages of life, but it does have some particular benefits for pregnant mothers. Regular chiropractic adjustments can help ensure a healthier and more pleasant pregnancy, labor, and birth. Many chiropractors are specifically trained in special adjusting techniques for pregnant women. Make sure your chiropractor knows when you're expecting so they can adjust their technique accordingly.
Gone are the days when lifting weights was just for bodybuilders and pro athletes. In fact, the NHS Physical Activity Guidelines for adults recommend that all adults should do at least two full-body strength-training workouts a week.That's not because we should all aspire to bulging biceps or sexy abs — although weight-lifting can and will change the appearance of your muscles. The recommendation to strength train comes from the combination of all the benefits, from the physical to the emotional and mental.
What are the health benefits of lifting weights and the reasons why those that are into weight training would benefit from a visit to a chiropractor?