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Exercise Center

You want to be healthy and you know that exercise is important. But how do you actually start an exercise program without "doing yourself in?" And WHICH exercises are right for you?


We have various types of exercise regimens that are easy to implement and are described in detail. And since this site was written by a chiropractor, we'll also show you some of the most useful exercises for back conditions.

We answer these questions as well as providing you with the opportunity to purchase products such as orthopedic supports, exercise equipment, and Thera-Band Resistance Bands.

Exercise Center
Exercise Equipment and Tools

Exercise Equipment and Tools

With the growing emphasis on healthy living, a well-equipped fitness center are becoming commonplace in many homes. But what equipment should you purchase for your home, or should you just buy a membership at a health facility so you have supervision? Which ever you decide, knowing the function and purpose of exercise equipment will help you reach your goals much faster. It is now possible to equip your home with many of the same amenities found at state-of-the-art commercial health clubs. We cover exercise equipment, what to look for and what to buy.

Thera-Band Resistance Bands

Thera-Band Resistance Bands

For chiropractors, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and countless other hands-on healthcare professionals, resistance bands are essential to rehab, recovery, and strength training. After an injury or surgery, resistance bands can be incorporated into any recovery program.

Thera-Band Resistance Exercises

Thera-Band Resistance Exercises

Whether you’re new to working out at home or just want to switch up your current routine, we want to make exercising at home easier!


All you’ll need for this workout is a THERABAND CLX resistance band. You can also use a regular, non-looped resistance band for most of these exercises.

Thera-Band Resistance Exercises for the Upper Body

Thera-Band Resistance Exercises for the Upper Body

Whether you’re new to working out at home or just want to switch up your current routine, we want to make exercising at home easier!


These articles discuss Exercises for the Upper Body using the THERABAND CLX resistance bands.

Thera-Band Resistance Exercises for the Lower Body

Thera-Band Resistance Exercises for the Lower Body

Whether you’re new to working out at home or just want to switch up your current routine, we want to make exercising at home easier!


These articles discuss Exercises for the Lower Body using the THERABAND CLX resistance bands.

Thera-Band Resistance Exercises for the Neck and Spine

Thera-Band Resistance Exercises for the Neck and Spine

Whether you’re new to working out at home or just want to switch up your current routine, we want to make exercising at home easier!


These articles discuss Exercises for the Neck and Spine using the THERABAND CLX resistance bands.

Purchase Thera-Band Resistance Products

Purchase Thera-Band Resistance Products

TheraBand High Resistance Products are durable and provide a convenient and portable way to build upper and lower body strength.

Available in four progressive resistance levels, TheraBand High Resistance Bands are ideal solutions for improving flexibility, injury rehabilitation, recovery, and full body workouts.

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Orthopedic Supports and Hot/Cold Packs

Orthopedic Supports are used to stabilize and protect weak and injured body parts, restore mobility and function, and promote healing of the bones and muscles. Orthopedic braces can be applied to many different areas of the body, and they are often prescribed to patients recovering from injuries and surgical procedures.


Heat boosts the flow of blood and nutrients to an area of the body. It often works best for morning stiffness or to warm up muscles before activity. Cold slows blood flow, reducing swelling and pain. It's often best for short-term pain, like that from a sprain or a strain.


We carry a variety of Orthopedic Supports and Hot/Cold Packs for purchase.

Orthopedic Supports for the Lower Extremity

Orthopedic Supports for the Lower Extremity

Orthopedic Supports are used to stabilize and protect weak and injured body parts, restore mobility and function, and promote healing of the bones and muscles. Orthopedic braces can be applied to many different areas of the body, and they are often prescribed to patients recovering from injuries and surgical procedures.


Common injuries to the leg or thigh include strains, contusions, and fractures. Strains to the hamstrings, quadriceps, or gastrocnemius occur in running and jumping sports and are more likely to be seen after the related apophysis has fused. Contusions to the quadriceps are most common in contact or collision sports.


We carry a variety of Orthopedic Supports for the Lower Extremity.

Orthopedic Supports for the Upper Extremity

Orthopedic Supports for the Upper Extremity

Upper limb Orthopedic Supports are external devices that are specifically designed to improve the function and structure of various areas in the upper limb. These can include braces, slings and splints and are often made from thermoplastics, casting and metal.


We carry a variety of Orthopedic Supports for the Upper Extremities.

Back and Abdominal Supports

Back and Abdominal Supports

There are many varied reasons why someone can experience pain and discomfort in the back area. As well as degenerative causes, for many people it is a matter of lifestyle habits and physical activity. For example, if you have poor posture, it can impact your lower back, or if you over-exert yourself during an exercise routine or sporting event, you can tear or strain ligaments or muscles. Carrying extra weight can be painful, whether it is pregnancy, bariatric support, or recovering from surgery.


Abdominal supports can give an all around the trunk back support. Supports in this area can stabilize other associated strains such as hernias and lumbar conditions.


We carry a variety of Back and Abdominal Supports.

Tapes and Bandages

Tapes and Bandages

Traditional taping is one of the most common methods of preventing injury, especially among athletes. This is a method that involves using a more rigid athletic tape in an effort to keep muscles or bones in a certain position. This is especially used in areas of the body near joints, such as ankles, wrists, and hands. This added support can help prevent sprains, breaks, or other injuries that may occur from exercise and competitive sports.


Athletes also use less restrictive tape to help prevent injuries. Elastic therapeutic tape is one of the most popular types of athletic tape. Its popularity skyrocketed after the 2008 Beijing Olympics when most of the athletes were seen wearing the colorful material on their skin while competing. What makes this athletic tape important is that it is used during exercise preparation in an effort to slightly lift the skin, leaving enough room between the skin and muscles to increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage.

 

Essentially, the increased flow can help prevent muscle cramps, spasms, and other common athletic injuries. Athletic tape is also unique in that it does not restrict the range of motion, allowing athletes to maintain their flexibility and comfort while exercising or competing. In fact, this athletic tape has been known to increase the range of motion for athletes since it reduces inflammation. If you’re somebody who suffers from chronic muscle fatigue or cramps, the athletic tape could be the key to alleviate this during your workouts. Though useful, elastic therapeutic tape should always be applied by a certified athletic training professional to prevent injury and increase effectiveness.

Compression Products

Compression Products

Compression therapy means using compression socks, stockings, boots, or bandages to apply gentle pressure to a specific body part.


Compression Products help increase blood circulation in the lower legs, ankles and feet. They are an effective treatment for pain and swelling caused by conditions associated with poor circulation, such as chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins. There are many types of compression therapy devices available over the counter or with a prescription.


We carry a variety of Compression Products.

Hot/Cold Packs

Hot/Cold Packs

Heat boosts the flow of blood and nutrients to an area of the body. It often works best for morning stiffness or to warm up muscles before activity.

 

Cold slows blood flow, reducing swelling and pain. It's often best for short-term pain, like that from a sprain or a strain.


We carry a variety of Hot/Cold Packs for purchase.

Exercises for Specific Body Areas

Exercises for Specific Body Areas

Each part of the body performs specific motions in specific planes. In addition, there are different gradients or steps to follow when embarking on an exercise program. If you do an exercise that's too difficult or too high a gradient you can hurt yourself. This can be prevented by following an exercise program that fits your fitness and muscle level.


In this section, we give specific exercises for various parts of the body. Keep in mind, that trained supervision is a must when doing any of these exercises and that information in this section is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional.

Exercises for the Lower Extremities

Exercises for the Lower Extremities

The muscles of the lower extremity are subdivided into groups corresponding with the different regions of the limb. These include the muscles of the iliac region, the muscles of the leg, the muscles of the thigh and the muscles of the foot.


We cover exercises to help stretch and strengthen the lower extremity.

Exercises for the Upper Extremities

Exercises for the Upper Extremities

The upper extremities muscles are connected to the trunk via the shoulder girdle. The musculature of the upper extremities serve as locomotion for the arms, shoulders, wrists and hands.


Upper extremity injuries can include any injury to the hand, elbow, arm, and shoulder. There are two types of upper extremity injury:

  • Acute injuries, which are caused by a specific event or accident

  • Overuse injuries, which occur overtime from repetition

 

We discuss Exercises for the Upper Extremities.

Exercises for the Spine

Exercises for the Spine

Regardless of your condition, improving your posture through spinal exercises should be an important part of your fitness regime. Spinal exercises, correctly performed, are some of the best preventative measures one can take to circumvent back disorders. Not only will you enjoy the benefits of a healthier, stronger spine and nervous system, you will also look and feel better.


One of the best ways to help your back become healthy, and stay healthy and pain-free, is to start a regular exercise program that increases the flexibility and strength of the muscles that support the spine. The following is a list of exercises recommended by doctors of chiropractic and other medical professionals. Always check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.

Making Exercise Work for You

Making Exercise Work for You

Everyone has special circumstances as to how they can work exercises into their busy schedule.


With limited time and resources, it's very important that you develop a strategy in making exercise work for you. These articles will help.

The Benefits of Exercise

The Benefits of Exercise

There isn't hardly any physical condition that can't be helped by exercise.


Regular exercise and physical activity are extremely important and beneficial for long-term health and well-being. These articles will discuss some of the benefits of exercise:

  • Reduces the risk of dying prematurely

  • Reduces the risk of dying from heart disease

  • Reduces the risk of developing diabetes

  • Reduces the risk of developing high blood pressure

  • Helps reduce blood pressure in people who already have high blood pressure

  • Reduces the risk of developing colon cancer

  • Reduces feelings of depression and anxiety

  • Helps control weight

  • Helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints

  • Helps older adults become stronger and better able to move about without falling

  • Promotes psychological well-being

Types of Exercise

Types of Exercise

The types of exercise basically falls into three categories: aerobic exercise, flexibility exercises, and strength training.


This section discusses all three categories.

Aerobic Exercise

Aerobic Exercise

A successful aerobic exercise program involves frequent physical activity that is rhythmic, repetitive, challenges the circulatory system, and uses large muscles. The exercise program must significantly increase the blood flow to the muscles for an extended period of time, promoting cardiovascular fitness. Such exercises are called isotonic, dynamic, or aerobic. If you want to have a healthy heart, you need to perform aerobic exercise. We'll show you how.

Flexibility Exercises

Flexibility Exercises

Flexibility is an important component of a well-rounded fitness program. Most individuals tend to become tight and stiff with age. It is important to maintain normal flexibility for several reasons. Good flexibility reduces the probability that you will suffer from back pain and other postural types of pain syndromes. Normal flexibility also allows you to attain normal movement patterns in all activities and requires you to expend less energy as you go through your daily activities.


We guide you through several flexibility exercise programs so that you can retain graceful movement as you age.

Strength Training

Strength Training

Many people don't realize the numerous benefits of a sound strength training program: increases in muscle size (if desired) and tone; increased muscle, tendon, bone, and ligament strength; increased physical performance and appearance; improved metabolic efficiency; and decreased risk of injury.


The BecomeHealthyNow.com Strength Training program provides clear explanations, exercise instructions, and customized strength training programs that will allow you to achieve the results you desire.

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