Love Outdoor Life Without Back Pain
By Virginia Laird
Falling in love with the freedom that outdoor life gives is easy. It is enjoying the trials that come with it that can be difficult. There is much to love about the great outdoors, and the many activities you can do. Summer brings the party outdoor more often than not. But how do you manage to enjoy a bike ride, playing horseshoes, camping, boating or any other outdoor activity without the back pain that can go with each. Chiropractors nationwide have offered tip after tip on how to avoid back pain and still indulge in the fun of the outdoors.
Always Bring a Camping Chair
No matter if you are camping, playing beach volleyball or chilling with friends, make sure to keep a camping chair in your car. This can make sure that you always have a place to sit and rest your back and feet. A good chair can do a great deal of good for your back and can help keep back pain away, enabling you to enjoy the outside.
Wear Loose-Fitting Clothing
Summer is hot! Wearing comfy clothes won’t just keep you cool, it can also help your body to move freely. Tighter fitting clothes can hamper the body’s natural ability to move. They can get in the way of the natural stride causing one to move incorrectly, throwing off the spine.
Wear Comfy Shoes
If you only select one of the tips to follow, wearing comfy shoes would be the winner. Taking care of the feet can help keep back pain away. As the feet get tired and sore, people tend to stand in awkward ways attempting to relieve pain. This puts undue stress on the spine, increasing the risk of back pain.
Keep in mind it is a summer activity, not a beauty pageant. Pack light for whatever you are doing. Keeping your bags and purses light can help reduce strain on the spine and pain. If you have trouble packing light, begin by selecting a smaller bag. This can limit the amount you can pack.
Take Breaks Often
Breaks are encouraged no matter the activity. If you are hiking, a break can help you enjoy nature. If you are driving, get out and stretch your legs. If you are playing sand volleyball, take a short breather and give your body a moment to relax between matches. Breaks are important to the spine.
To learn more about your health and wellness, visit your local The Joint Chiropractic.