Summer gives us plenty of chances for outdoor activities and movement. You may be eager to try a new hiking trail or to take up jogging or biking. Plus, don’t forget about those projects round he house that need to be finished.
All your extra movement is just another boost for your health. Your body is made to move and actually thrives off it. With more activity there comes with an increased risk for new injuries or old injury flare-ups. Remember that chiropractic treatments are a great injury prevention step that you can take. Making sure your joints can move with full range of motion and without pain, will reduce the likelihood of incurring injury but also speed up recovery should injury occur.
Head out and spending some times with nature - it has it’s own way of providing healing. Take your shoes off and bury your feet in the sand or dirt. The earth holds a negative charge and has a grounding effect on your body. It can help to balance the electrical charge throughout your body as being in contact with the ground removes positively charged free radicles. It is these free radicles that can often cause damaging reactions throughout the body. Remember that your body is an electromagnetic field. Not just cells needing energy. Being around living things, animals, and nature brings calm and balance to the body. Reduced inflammation, better sleep, a stronger immune system and a sense of wellbeing can be just a few of the benefits.
Be sure to stay hydrated! There is no single recommendation for everyone as to the amount of water of water needed each day to keep hydrated. Individual body needs vary as influence for environmental conditions, physical activity and metabolism, as well as fluid intake from other sources are all contributing factors to the ‘how much water you should consume’ calculation. Recommendations endorsed by the National Health and Medical Research Council are that men over the age of 19 require 2.6L of fluid each day. Fluid can include plain water but also milk and other drinks. Should you be living or working in an especially hot climate you can expect to ned more fluid each day to stay properly hydrated.
Remember that the more you move and perspire the more hydration you will need. Ensuring your body is properly hydrated helps with any treatment you’re currently receiving. Fluid movement is important for healing nutrients to get delivered to cells all over your body, and a hydrated body recovers more quickly because there is less fluid stagnation throughout.
Lastly, but by no means least, enjoy summer! Whether it be spending time with family or catching up with friends, the more laughter, smiles and movement we get the merrier we are!
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