Summer is upon us in Mill Creek, WA, and this is the best time to enjoy the outdoors to help us get fit and stay healthy. Here are 5 health tips from Innovative Chiropractic that are easy to implement and will help you make the most of your summer.
- Stay Hydrated with Water!
You can become dehydrated if your water intake does not equal your output. Any activity that exposes you to the sun can cause dehydration. Remember that cells that do not maintain their fluid and electrolyte balance shrink, which can lead to muscle fatigue. Muscle cells do not work as efficiently when they lack appropriate fluids, and your performance may suffer as a result.
- In the Summer, Everything Outside Can Be Your Gym!
One of the best things about summer is that you can exercise for free without having to pay for a gym membership! Step aerobics and circuit training are ideal using jungle gyms and picnic tables. There is no equipment line, and there is no need for a trainer! You also gain the benefits of fresh air and sunshine. Hiking, swimming, jogging, and other activities can be done for free without a gym membership.
- Get Plenty of Vitamin D
This is the ideal time of year to absorb Vitamin D because it is free! When we are exposed to direct sunlight, our skin produces vitamin D. Individuals will generally receive their optimal daily dose by exposing themselves to the sun for 15-20 minutes per day during the brightest rays (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Vitamin D has been demonstrated to boost bone and teeth health, prevent depression, aid in brain development during pregnancy and infancy, and decrease inflammation.
- Eat Fresh, Local Produce
The healthiest thing you can do for your body is to eat fresh, local fruit. Farmers markets select the best seasonal produce, rich in nutrition and vitamins. You might even be able to make picking your own fruit or vegetables a summer family affair. Local produce is also low in calories and keeps you satisfied for an extended period of time. Many dark-colored vegetables also contain chemicals that reduce inflammation and protect your skin from UV damage.
- Chiropractic Care andMassage
Because we are more active and athletic in the summer, our muscles and joints frequently become fatigued. Chiropractic adjustments can help correct the source of your pain, making your body stronger and healthier in the process. Massage therapy is excellent for relieving painful and weary muscles, eliminating toxins and lactic acid buildup, enhancing lymph flow, and encouraging overall relaxation. Chiropractic and massage can work together to keep your physical body in good shape throughout your summer activities.
Ready to get healthy in Mill Creek this summer? Call Innovative Chiropractic today to set up your consultation.