Big bonfires, no school, and ice cream trucks—it is hard to resist summer. The season can also bring on injuries and ailments. The summer months bring opportunities for fun but be proactive by considering the following wellness tips:
Stay Hydrated. Plan on drinking fluids about an hour before you go out for the day. A good rule of thumb is to aim for half your body weight in ounces a day. Enough water will keep the kidneys functioning, flushing toxins from your body.
Maintain Your Wellness Schedule. Summer means time off from school or possibly your job but not from your health! Keep your wellness in mind and continue your regular visits to provide structural alignment to keep your range of motion, guiding you through summer-time activities.
Get Outside. While the sun can be harmful, 15-20 minutes a day will provide you with Vitamin D that will boost your mood and energy levels. Before you go, shield yourself from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. The month of July is UV Awareness month. Wear hats, dress in long-sleeve apparel, and apply sunscreen.
Take Care of Your Body. During summer months, we often spend all day on the move, exercising, working towards fitness. Good for overall health; it is not great if it causes you pain that you aren’t used to.