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Dealing With Springtime Health Issues

By Donna Stark

It's been a long winter and by now, you are more than ready for spring because getting out of your house and into nature is the best way you know how to refresh your soul, isn't it? But that doesn't mean you won't come face to face with some problems. What would those problems be? Well, it's not unusual to experience a new set of health issues in the spring along with that fresh air. Here are a few suggestions from your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic on how to deal with those specific issues that may pop up into your life.

Springtime Allergies

Do you have a love/hate relationship with the new grass, budding trees, and flowering shrubs in your yard? They may be a sight for sore eyes but, boy, can they cause problems with all the pollen they release! Give your body a break from your seasonal allergies by incorporating the following tips into your daily routine.

  • Keep windows and doors closed on windy days
  • Check the air quality and pollen counts before you plan your day
  • Clean the air filters in your home often
  • Take your shoes off and change clothing as soon as you get home
  • Shower or bathe to rinse off any pollen from your hair and skin

Springtime Colds

Just because winter has ended doesn't mean you aren't still at risk of catching a cold because cold viruses love to hang around longer than they are welcomed. To reduce your risk of getting sick, make sure to wash your hands frequently throughout the day, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, keep your distance from those who aren't feeling well, and spring clean your home. Disinfect commonly touched areas in your house several times a week.

Springtime Injuries

Now that the weather is more inviting, you may be heading outdoors for your workouts or engaging in more physical activity than you're used to. And if you are, you could be setting yourself up for pain and injury if you don't take the proper precautions. Whether it's for fun or work, make sure you are stretching and warming up your muscles before you become active, and don't be sloppy with your form!  

Enjoying the Spring Weather

By following the simple safety measures above, you can reduce your risk of several health issues this season while continuing to maintain that spring in your step! And if you want even more ideas on how to stay healthy, come on in to see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. They will help get you on the right path to take!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Garner, N.C,

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