National fishing month (22nd July to 29th August to be precise) will see keen fishermen and women take to the cool summer waters in the stern efforts to make those champion catches. But according to our Stoke on Trent chiropractor, the seemingly soothing sport may not be as gentle on the body as impressions would suggest.
Here we provide our top tips on reeling in the risk (get it?) of picking up a painful back or neck injury while fishing:
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Flip flops or boat shoes may seem like the appropriate choice of footwear for a day out on the water, but these kinds of shoes provide no cushion to absorb shock. Shoes that are designed for jogging are a good choice for fishing, as these will provide the support you need to help protect your spine.
Even five minutes of stretching before you start fishing can loosen up your muscles and help to prevent excess muscle strain throughout the day.
It can be easy to forget to drink enough water when you’re so heavily focused on getting your catch, but it’s vitally important that you get enough fluid intake. Staying hydrated will help to prevent inflammation and painful muscle cramps.
Avoid making a rod for your own back by keeping pain at bay!
Take your first step towards better health and call us on 01782 848 184 today
From the team at City Chiropractic Clinic
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