Since we’re used to overcast and rain here in the PNW most of the year, whenever the sun comes out and temperatures reach the 80’s, everyone is spending as much time out as possible. Usually that means doing something pretty active; from hiking to swimming and everything in between. All the extra physical activity can be a lot of impact on your body, causing aches and pains.
Chiropractic care is based on the scientific fact that your nervous system controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system in the body. This nervous system is protected by 24 moving bones of the spine and when these spinal bones lose their normal positions or motion problems can occur. There are numerous summer activities out there that are a little harder on your body than others. It’s important to be aware of how to decrease that impact.
Gardening is one of those spring and summer to-dos that you don’t thinking about being harsh for your joints, but it actually puts your body in positions that it normally isn’t in. Bending, sitting on the ground, and stooping can easily cause aches and pains. It’s important to warm up before you begin gardening and make sure to take breaks every so often. Our chiropractors here at Petett Chiropractic suggests that doing exercises that strengthen your back, shoulders and wrists can also be a major help in staying pain free.
Water sports are another summer activity that can get pretty intense, especially wake boarding or water skiing. Very similar to gardening, these sports put your body in positions it normally isn’t for an extended period of time. The best way to prevent injuries in this case is to condition and strengthen your muscles so they can take the impact of activity.
Along with taking the right precautions, scheduling regular appointments with Petett Chiropractic for an adjustment can keep you feeling your best. Give us a call today at 425.277.2225 and we’ll get you in as soon as we can. You’ll be out there enjoying the summer and active as ever in no time.
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