Weekend Warrior Syndrome!


It's almost summer! The warmer weather brings happiness and…..yard work! The increase of outdoor activities is an assault on your muscles that are used to doing very little over the winter months. Gardening, yard work, golf, baseball, camping, fishing, etc. can all wreak havoc on your body if you aren’t careful. 


Weekend Warrior Syndrome refers to those who exercise hard over the weekend and then are inactive during the week. If daily exercises are not performed many changes occur: ligaments and tendons begin to lose their elasticity and become stiffer, muscle flexibility tends to be lost, strength and power decline, and bone strength suffers. The daily inactivity that happens with most individuals contributes to these physiologic changes. Many of these changes fit the "use it or lose it" phenomena. Our team is seeing many cases of Weekend Warrior Syndrome and we are here to help you with your specific needs. 

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Advanced stretching exercises like Yoga and Pilates improve your balance, core muscles and back strength. You can reap the benefits of stretching even if you are unable to take a weekday class.  Devote 15 minutes a day to to stretching a few times a week.  Let our experts show you how !

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Having a personal trainer is a great way to exercise correctly without hurting yourself.  Do it right – take the time to learn the proper technique to reduce the risk of injury. Any physical activity can hurt your body in the long run if done the wrong way.

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For Weekend Warriors, you won’t find a more beneficial massage treatment than one that focuses on the specific areas of your body that need the most work. Massage therapists are trained to locate the areas in need of relief, and then concentrate on loosening up the tension in those particular muscles.

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The mainstay of chiropractic care is the alignment of the spine.  Weekend Warrior syndrome wrecks havoc with your posture.  Pulling on stiff muscles, injuring tight joints and causing your spine to go out of alignment.  These mis-alignments block the normal communication from your spine out to the muscles and interrupt the relay of messages back to the brain.  We work in conjunction with Yogis, Personal Trainers, and Massage Therapists towards the same goal - to get you feeling better and preventing WEEKEND WARRIOR SYNDROME. 
Call us today or anybody on our healthcare team.

McMahon Chiropractic
231 W 21st Street, Lower Level, New York, NY 10011