As the weather heats up and summer activities kick into full gear, everybody is rushing to organize picnics and get-togethers, attend festivals and events, or enjoy the time off from school. In order to enjoy swimming, cookouts, and vacations with your family and friends, you need to stay healthy, strong, and limber. Here are some tips to stay active and keep your energy up this summer so that you can make the most of this season.
Tips For Staying Healthy This Summer
Summer for most children is a time to relax and enjoy their vacation from school. Adults, however, don’t always have the seemingly endless reserves of energy that children have- which is why summer for adults can be hectic. It can feel tiring to work while trying to keep your children entertained and partaking in summer social activities. Read on to learn more about how to keep yourself and your family healthy and happy this summer.
You should always stay hydrated when you’re exercising, but it’s especially important to keep yourself hydrated in the summer heat. Here’s another bit of knowledge from a chiropractor: Not only is hydration important for optimal bodily function, it’s also essential for keeping your spine healthy. Your spine is made up of small bones called vertebrae, and between each vertebrae there is a spinal disc that acts like a cushion, allowing you to move, bend, and twist around. In order for these spinal discs to work well and for your spine to function optimally, they must be properly hydrated. That’s why you need to make sure that you make sure to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water every day this summer. Bring a water bottle with you to refill if you’re out all day in the hot sun to replace all the fluids you’re losing through sweat.
It’s easy to feel sluggish when the weather heats up, and it may seem tempting to stay cool in the AC and lay on the couch all day. But in the summertime, it’s also prime weather to enjoy the outdoors; go on a hike, swim to cool off, take a bike ride and enjoy the breeze, or stroll around your neighborhood with your friends when the sun isn’t as hot. No matter what you decide to do, enjoy the fresh air and get your body moving for a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes a day. Regular exercise keeps your body limber and blood circulating well.
Take Care Of Your Feet
Summer is practically synonymous with flip-flops, but from a chiropractor’s perspective, these comfortable shoes are not always the best for your feet. Shoes like flip-flops that provide no arch support puts additional stress on your hips and knees, and may promote bad posture, making it also bad for your back.
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Stay safe, hydrated, and healthy this summer as you enjoy warm weather activities. If you need additional help optimizing your health and realigning your body, call Coastal Chiropractic to schedule an appointment with a top chiropractor today.