7 Tips for Summer Wellness
Having the best summer is more than a schedule full of outdoor activities. It’s staying healthy and fit, too. Here are some tips to help you maximize summer fun:
Keep hydrated. Plan on drinking fluids at least one hour before you head out for the day. Aim for 10 eight ounce glasses per day to keep the kidneys functioning properly and flush toxins from the body. You can always add some variety to your water by adding in fresh fruit or flavor drops — delicious, nutritious and hydrating!
Enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you are venturing out for a beach-filled day in Wilmington or the Outer Banks, to the golf course or other outside venues, be sure to lather up with sunscreen. Hats are also helpful. If you manage to burn, try aloe vera for natural soothing sunburn relief. While too much sun exposure can be harmful, 15-20 minutes in the sun can help boost your Vitamin D levels which help boost your mood, immunity and energy levels.
Fend off mosquitoes naturally with the use of essential oils because they are free of harmful chemicals like DEET. Also adding mosquito-repelling plants around your house can also help keep annoying pests at bay.
Add daily exercise to your summer routine. Winters are cold and icy which prevents you from getting out as much for outdoor activities. Now that summer is here, there is no excuse! Hiking, biking, running and walking are all great ways to boost energy and fitness levels. Gardening can be a great workout, too!
Tip # 5
Give them feet some love: Did you know that wearing shoes with little or no foot support can cause misalignments of the pelvis and poor posture? Tendons and muscles in your feet, hips, ankles, knees, and back can also become overused without proper support. Reduce the toll on your body – skip the flip flops this summer, or purchase a pair with a firm arch, a thick sole and good traction.
Support our local farmers and your health too! Farmers markets are open and bustling. Treat your family and yourself to fresh organic fruits, veggies, honey and herbs. Farmers markets often offer an amazing array of produce and other items that are not typically available in your local supermarket.
Stick to a regular wellness schedule. When it comes to your health, there is no vacation! Keeping up with your chiropractic visits helps maintain structural alignment, promoting optimal health and range of motion that helps you to do the summer activities you love. Going long stretches without chiropractic care can set you back – which means more extensive care down the road. Don’t be a stranger this summer!
In this article, I have discussed 7 tips to help make your summer more enjoyable by maintaining a good level of wellness.
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At Sheradin Chiropractic Center, we address all of the key elements to add vibrance and vitality to your life. This includes nutrition, chiropractic care, and fitness. If you need to consult with a chiropractor about your neck, back, or any other health concern, please contact our office to set up an appointment.
Dr. Dan Sheradin is a Board Certified Chiropractic Physician. His practice, Sheradin Chiropractic Center, is located in Mebane North Carolina. His interest in chiropractic care started early and his outdoor pursuits include piloting a plane and SCUBA diving. After studying and earning his doctorate of chiropratic, Dr. Sheradin dedicated his life to helping people of all ages to transform their lives. The objective for each patient is to initiate the body’s healing and to work progressively toward a body that functions optimally.