Put Your Back into Your Rochester Commute

Put Your Back into Your Rochester Commute

Did you know that driving offers opportunities to improve back health through simple practices that can strengthen and protect your back? Our team at Dr. Ron Fried Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Rochester Hills, MI is here to help you turn take advantage of a simple routine to reduce neck pain and improve core and upper body strength.

Four Tips to Improve Chiropractic Health Behind the Wheel

Rochester Hills chiropractor provides behind the wheel tipsLet's start with the basics. According to our chiropractor, very small changes can remove big risks. One of the most common risky behaviors for women is driving in high heels. High heels create an uneven surface for breaking and accelerating that can have unexpected and unpleasant results. Taking a moment to remove those fantastic peep toe pumps can help you respond more reliably and quickly to road hazards.

Let's focus on your core, your "seat belt muscle." While sitting at a light or in slow moving traffic, flex the abdominal muscles by tensing and relaxing. Strengthening your seat belt muscle can prevent or lessen lower back injuries during impact by taking pressure off the muscles in your back and building up your abdominal core muscles.

Try driving "push ups." With your hands at 9 and 3 o'clock to maximize resistance, push inward toward the center of the wheel. You should feel the flex in your biceps, forearms and pectoral muscles. With your hand in the same position, push forward on the steering wheel. This small change will put the muscles work into your shoulders and upper back muscles. Relax and repeat each action 6-12 times.

Our Rochester Hills chiropractor, Dr. Ron Fried can tell you that tightness and tension build-up in the neck can worsen auto injuries. Minimize it by keeping your head and neck engaged in the work of keeping an eye on traffic. Stay alert and safe while you swivel your head from side to side and angle it up and down to check your mirrors and blind spots.

These four simple tips can help protect your body if an accident happens and even if you're fortunate enough to avoid accidents, your body will benefit from these simple strengthening exercises.

Do you do any minor strengthening exercises in the car? Share them with our readers below.


 

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