Active Spring Tips

Active Spring Tips

Warmer weather and longer days are finally here! It’s time to get outside and enjoy that much needed sunshine. Whether you’re going for a long walk, taking out that bicycle that’s in the corner of your garage, or starting to prep your garden beds for a summer bloom, try these helpful tips to help stay injury free!

#1: Start Slow

The new warm weather tends to make us want to spend as much time outside as possible, be it walking, running, cycling, gardening, or even swimming. While it’s important to get your daily dose of sunshine, it’s even more important to prevent injury. The best thing you can do is start slow and listen to your body. It’s normal to feel aches and pains, but consistent pain that does not go away can be a sign that you may be doing too much. Start SLOW and and take periodic rests!

#2: Stay Hydrated

Hydration is a key part of performance and healthy activity. However, with the temperatures heating up, it’s easy to underestimate how much water you need. Whenever outside, try to have some form of water with you whether it be the newest stanley cup, or a simple bottle of water.

#3: Stretch

Becoming more physically active can be tough on the body. Make sure you stretch during or after exercise to make sure your muscles and tendons are prepared for the activities ahead. Not only that, but you might start noticing some improved flexibility and a significant decrease in those annoying aches and pains.

#4: Bring a Friend

Plain and simple, working out is tough. There are days that you may not want to go walk, run, bike, or garden even though you know it’s good for you. I am certainly guilty of it, but one of the key changes to help make getting outside more fun is to bring a friend. They can help not only keep you accountable, but can make the time go by FAST. No friends close to you? Fret not, social media and some quick google searches can put you in touch with numerous exercise groups in the area. The best way to be consistent with exercise is to make it fun!

If you are having trouble with your Spring activities, we may be able to help!  Give us a call at (610) 241-2685 or click here to schedule an appointment.

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