Break out your sunglasses and beach umbrellas - summer is finally here! Many people have waited all winter for the time to finally take family vacations to the beach and participate in outdoor activities like running, gardening, hiking, swimming, and more!
With increased activity comes opportunities for injuring our bodies in big and small ways! Apex has a few things for you to keep in mind as you get outdoors and take advantage of what summer has to offer!
Commit to Chiropractic Care
Focusing on chiropractic care may not seem necessary in the summer because we increase our exercise levels, BUT, this actually means we should get adjusted more!
During the summer, we move our bodies in different ways such as bending over while planting flowers or sitting in one position too long while on a road trip. This can lead to tweaked muscles or misaligned spines. These issues can result in neck and back problems, soreness, muscle and joint pain, or even more serious injuries. The doctors at Apex Chiropractic can make sure you get a proper adjustment before, during, and after all summer activities to make sure your body is working properly!
It is true that increasing your activity increases the risk of injury, but it’s still a necessary part to staying healthy! This summer, take full advantage of the beautiful weather and the long days by trying new activities with your family and friends! This could be outdoor sports, swimming, bike riding, mountain climbing, running, fishing, or simply going for a walk in the park with your pet! Just remember to properly stretch beforehand to loosen up your muscles!
Good Nutrition Decisions
We have access to both healthy and unhealthy foods during the summer time! Barbeques, s’mores, and ice cream trucks are a must but we need to remember to focus on moderation! Instead of fatty potato chips with a hamburger, try getting some fresh fruit and vegetables as a side! Stay away from items that are high in sugar, fat, and preservatives because it causes an increase in inflammation in the body! Don’t forget to stay hydrated as well! We tend to forget about hydrating with water when we are out and about having fun. It's incredibly important to drink water in the summer due to excessive activity and warmer weather Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink water because at that point, it's too late and you're already dehydrated. A good rule of thumb is to drink half of your body weight in ounces per day!
Apex Chiropractic is dedicated to your wellness and the health of your family. Our doctors are here to provide superior chiropractic care as well as information about exercise and nutrition. Contact us today to learn how to stay healthy not only in the summer but all year long!
Apex Chiropractic and Wellness is located at 120 Unionville Indian Trail Rd C-102 Indian Trail, NC 28079. We are always accepting new patients! To schedule, call (704) 821-5000 or visit our website at www.apexchiropracticnc.com.
C. Tyler Jackson, D.C.
B. Harrill, D.C.