Summers in Littleton typically involves a lot of outdoor activities like watersports, hiking, camping, and long days spent swimming in one of many nearby reservoirs, lakes, or local pools. As fun as summers here can be, there are some risks to be mindful of so that you can stay healthy, happy, and active the whole season.
Today, your favorite Littleton chiropractor will share a few tips that you will want to consider to stay healthy all summer long. Reach out to Arne Wellness Care to schedule an appointment for chiropractic care, massage, or any of our wellness services to help you feel and move your best. Sit tight and check out our handy tips.
Tips for Staying Healthy This Summer
Slather on the Sunscreen
You’ve heard us say this a million times, but this is an essential step for summertime health and wellness. We get more sunny days here in Colorado than many other states, and the fact that we’re so high in elevation means we’re a lot closer to that burning sun. Slather on the sunscreen and repeat continuously throughout the day when enjoying the outdoors.
Ticks are a real threat to humans and pets here in Colorado because they carry Lyme disease and other diseases. It’s essential to be vigilant with tick awareness, taking the necessary precautions when you’re enjoying the outdoors, especially in tick-prone areas.
Arm yourself with the tools to prevent tick bites and educate yourself and your family on the dangers these pests pose. Be mindful when walking in tall grasses and hiking in wooded areas. Always perform a tick check on yourself, your loved ones, and your pets. If you think you have been bitten by a tick, it is essential to get tested for Lyme disease immediately and seek out Lyme disease treatment with a Lyme-literate doctor, like Dr. Arne. Check out some of our recent blog posts covering everything you need to know about ticks and tick prevention.
- What to Know About Ticks in Colorado and Beyond, Part 1
- What to Know About Ticks in Colorado and Beyond, Part 2
- 5 Tips for Preventing Tick Bites & Lyme Disease, Part 1
- 4 Tips for Preventing Tick Bites & Lyme Disease, Part 2
Seek Care for Injuries
Living an active summer lifestyle means that we sometimes endure various injuries, some of which can lead to secondary issues and injuries if not treated right away. Whether you’re involved in a fender bender while driving up to your favorite campsite, your over-do it playing golf, or you take a spill while mountain biking, don’t ignore your injuries, even if they seem minor.
For instance, if you get whiplash in that fender bender but feel like the pain is too mild to call a chiropractor, you should rethink that. Letting something like whiplash go untreated could lead to the development of chronic pain, migraines, and chronic muscle tension. It’s best to, at the very least, schedule an appointment with your Littleton chiropractor to get checked out for your injuries. Corrective chiropractic care is one of the most efficient ways to heal quickly and achieve long-lasting pain relief. Contact Arne Wellness Center for corrective care and wellness care to stay healthy and happy this summer.