Maria Laoudikou

Doctor of Chiropractic, GCC registered Chiropractor, blogger.

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? 

That’s something I hear 99% of the time when I have a client that works in a physical job. Well let’s agree to disagree here.  Tree surgeons, bricklayers, firefighters, builders, painters, engineers, carpenters, drivers and other manual workers are indeed at higher risk for work-related aches and pains because their tasks always require greater exertion. LBP (lower back pain) is one of the most common disorders people employed in manual labour positions experience.

However, that doesn’t mean their jobs have less benefits, especially coming to fitness and mental health or that they should accept their back pain is going to be part of their lives .

 

But how manual labourers can prevent low back pain?

What is chiropractic?

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