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5 Tips for a Better Theme Park Experience

By Brandi Swieter  

Theme parks bring joy to many, with the summer pastime a huge hit for adults and children alike. Plenty of people head to at least one amusement park during the summer, if not several. Though they may already be enjoying the experience just fine, with a few tips there are actually better ways to enjoy the trip without ending the day in pain.

Stretch Before Going In

When park-goers are still standing at their cars ready to head toward the front gates, they should first take the time to stretch. Stretching the body before going inside will help to get the blood and oxygen flowing everywhere. It will help to keep the body limber and able to take on all the activities the day will bring. People should also be sure to stretch every so often while they’re inside to keep the same momentum.

Wear Comfortable Shoes

It is already discouraged to wear sandals at theme parks because they can fall off easily when riding certain attractions. It is even more so discouraged because of the pain that can set in from wearing these types of shoes. Comfortable shoes that provide adequate support for the body are ideal.

Take Numerous Breaks

Don’t just break for lunch and a snack when at an amusement park all day. Instead, take numerous breaks throughout the day to ensure the body is getting enough rest between activities. After standing in line for an hour or more and then speeding fast on an exhilarating ride, the body needs at least a few minutes to recover. Utilize the many benches placed throughout the park to get the breaks the body requires.

Keep the Head on the Headrest

Pain is possible simply from riding the rides. When the head is leaning forward and suddenly gets jerked back when the ride makes a sharp turn, it may do damage to the neck and spine. Keeping the head leaned against the headrest at all times will help to prevent this. Do not sit so tensely, however, that pain sets in anyway.

Stop if There’s Pain

Too many people try to keep on going in order to get their money’s worth when they’re at a theme park. Even once pain is experienced, many individuals continue to ride rides and walk to faraway destinations to try to enjoy themselves. This is extremely bad for health and should never be done. Anyone who feels pain needs to stop what they’re doing and take a breather. If pain is still felt after a short break, the trip should be cut short to ensure recovery time can start sooner.

A fun-filled day at an amusement park can lead to a painful night if people aren’t careful. With a few tips, anyone spending their summer days standing in lines, walking from the front gates to the far end of the park for the best rides, and going on the bumpiest roller coasters can end their nights pain-free. Anyone who still experiences some discomfort can visit The Joint Chiropractic when they’re done during the clinic’s walk-in hours.

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