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Tailgating Troubles

Blog.tailgatingtroublesIn the south, there are really only two seasons: football season, and not football season. Football season is something that southerners look forward to all year long, especially if they – like us – are located in a college town. From cheering on a favorite team to chowing down on gameday grub, this time of year has something for everyone.

The best way to enjoy our favorite spectator sport is to protect your body from any aches and pains that could keep you sidelined. Here are a few ways to make sure you don’t face any painful tailgating troubles this year:

• Don’t lift heavy coolers by yourself. A good rule of thumb is if you can’t push it with your foot, you shouldn’t lift it. Ask a buddy to help!
• Stay hydrated. This is especially true for hot, early-season gamedays or if you’re drinking. Keeping a water bottle at hand is always a good idea.
• Drink in moderation. Besides the obvious reasons to watch how much you’re drinking, tailgating poses extra risks in the form of stadium stairs, unseen holes in tailgating fields and casual games of catch. These are all more dangerous after a few too many adult beverages.
• Sit up straight in the stadium. Avoid bleachers’ back (that pain you feel in your back after four long hours of sitting on aluminum bleachers) by focusing on your posture during games. A stadium seat can help give you more support.

Remember, football season may seem like all fun and games, but taking a few extra steps to protect your body can make all the difference in your season’s outcome!

If these first few games have already been rough on your body, come see us at Advantage Chiropractic Clinic. We’ll get you back in the stadium feeling at the top of your game!

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  1. Dr. Veronica Chesnut says
    Sep 18, 2018 at 5:25 PM

    This is great... sure love you guys!

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