Avoid Aches and Pains from Summer Activities
Summer is a fun time to play outdoors and enjoy nature’s splendor, but it’s also a time that can be stressful for your body. We tend to ramp up the activity when it gets warmer outside, and if we aren’t careful, it can lead to aches and pains. Here are three tips to reduce physical stress for yourself and your family this summer.
- Choose the right level of physical activity. If you are already fit, then you probably know that trying to do too much exercise too soon would risk unnecessary injury. And if you’re not so fit yet, then start at a reasonable pace – in fact, start slower than you think you have to, until you find out what you can safely do. It’s like staying out in the sun too long and getting a sunburn – you may not realize you’re past the point of no return until it’s too late. Start slow, and you’ll get in shape faster, and prevent needless suffering. Another thing that you can do is find a personal trainer who can help you in this process and get you working out smarter and safely.
- Use the correct equipment, clothing and footwear to match your needs, depending on what you’re doing. Bike riding is great fun, but a helmet makes it less likely you will get hurt. If you run or walk, wear shoes or sneakers that flex with your foot, and give you good ankle support. Protect your skin from the sun with a hat and appropriate body cover. Dress in layers to respond to differing temperatures, like going from inside a cold, air-conditioned office outside into the blazing sunshine. And of course, remember to hydrate. Hydration is important for so many reasons in the body. Aim to drink half your body weight in ounces of water per day. This will help ensure that you are staying properly hydrated.
- Visit your family chiropractor. Sports, yard work, temperature changes, or taking on more physical activity than you are used to, all create physical stress – and nothing is better to help your body cope with unresolved physical stresses than a chiropractic adjustment. Get a checkup for you and your family before you embark on your summer adventures!
We, at Radiant Life Chiropractic, would love to provide your family with high-quality, affordable chiropractic care. If you are in Bucks or Montgomery counties, then check us out. We serve Hatboro, Horsham, Warminster, Warrington and the surrounding communities. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at 215-259-5100. Call or schedule online to request an appointment today! We’d love to get your body better adapting to the physical stresses of summer and move you in the right direction on the road to true health!