Easy Ways to Ensure a Healthy Summer
By Donna Stark
Have you been busy getting all your summer plans figured out? As exciting as the weeks ahead may be looking at the moment, it's important to remember this season can also be a time of overindulgence, stress, and pain, so make sure you are planning wisely. There are plenty of ways to enjoy as many summer adventures as you want while also maintaining optimal wellness in the process, but if you need some help, take a look at what is listed below. Your local chiropractors have listed a few of their favorite tips for an easy, breezy, and healthy summer ahead.
Don't Starve or Overindulge Yourself
Just because you are going out for dinner doesn't mean you should skip all the other meals to save on calories. Starving yourself will usually lead to overeating later, so be sure to have plenty of food throughout the day! And once you do finally get to sit down and enjoy your meal, make sure you are keeping an eye on your portion sizes, eat slowly and in moderation, and fill your plate with lean protein, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Also, try to avoid as many chips and dip as much as you can!
Too many people walk around while being completely dehydrated and not even realizing it. Don't let that be you! Proper hydration, especially during summer, is critical for your well-being so make sure you are drinking the recommended amount of water every day. Carry a water bottle around, consume water-rich foods, and skip all the other beverage options. Nothing is better or healthier for you than a tall glass of water!
Engage in Physical Activity
Don't spend the summer sitting in your air-conditioned home. If you find it hard to stay physically active when those temperatures rise into the triple digits, take a look at the suggestions below.
- Head to an indoor mall for your daily walk
- Take advantage of all the classes your local gym offers
- Sign up for an aquatics class
- Work out during the cooler times of the day
Getting regular adjustments at The Joint Chiropractic will help increase your energy, reduce the risk of muscle pain and injuries, and improve the quality of your sleep. Routine chiropractic care also helps to increase your mobility and improve your overall health and wellness. In other words, if you want to get the most out of your summer, regular chiropractic adjustments are a must!
A Healthy Summer Is Possible!
It's soon going to be time to head outdoors for all the summer adventures you have planned, so try to incorporate the healthy tips above and routine chiropractic care into your lifestyle as soon as you can! You've got a ton of fun headed your way and you aren't going to want to miss any of it!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.