The days are getting longer, the temperatures are already heating up, and the delightful aroma of grilled deliciousness on the barbecue is ever-present here in Littleton, which can only mean one thing: summer is coming. If you’ve been cooped up all winter and spring, you are probably very excited to get outside and get active once again. But if your body is not quite as ready to hit the pool as your mind is, you may be looking for ways to implement more exercise into your daily routine.
How Do I Get My Body Ready for Summer?
If you plan to get active this summer, there are many ways you can not only get into great shape for summer, but also prepare your back, joints, and muscles for all your summer adventures ahead. Today, the health and wellness experts at Arne Wellness Center will share some healthy habits to start practicing now so you look and feel your best in time for summer. Contact us to schedule your appointment for chiropractic care to relieve pain and stay in motion. In the meantime, follow these healthy tips!
Take the Stairs
Rather than riding the elevator or escalator to your office, an appointment, or while shopping, take the stairs instead. This will help you hit your steps goals, increase your heart rate, get the circulation going, and give those muscles and joints some added exercise.
It’s easy to fall into the bad habit of sitting for hours at a time, but making a conscious effort to stand more throughout the day will reduce stress on your lower back and help you engage your core. Even if you don’t have one of those handy desks that move up-and-down, make a point to get up from your desk and move around, stretch, or take a quick stroll around the office every hour or so.
Take an After-Meal Walk
Walking after a meal can help with digestion and metabolism, and it gives your body a chance to move after sitting and eating. After you eat lunch or dinner, take a brisk 20-minute walk to encourage healthy digestion, burn a few calories, and get some fresh air. Plus, walking is a great stress reliever that can sway stress-induced eating!
Park Far Away
During the colder months, especially when it’s snowing, it’s always a major score when you get front-row parking, but when it’s nice out, try parking farther away than normal. When you park at the opposite end of the parking lot from the entrance to your place of work, it’s a great way to get those steps in before and after work, which can help you burn a few calories every day on top of your other healthy habits.
Get Routine Wellness Care
Wellness care in the form of chiropractic adjustments, massage, acupuncture, and more can help reduce misalignments in the spine and joints to keep you feeling great and moving comfortably. Contact your Top Rated Local® Littleton chiropractor to schedule chiropractic care to maintain a healthy, happy spine all summer long.