As winter weather becomes a thing of the past, we’re all ready to get back to being active. As we gradually take on more physical activity this spring, it is important that we ease back in with our safety in mind. Ensuring that we treat our injuries and chronic pain with attention is key to having a happy and healthy spring season.
Are you ready to bounce back and Stay Active in this warmer weather? We’ve compiled a quick and easy guide for you on just how you can prepare to take on an adventurous spring this year.
Ready? Let’s dive in…
Stretch! – Make stretching a part of your everyday life! Merely a 5-10 minute daily stretch will help you ensure that your body is able to avoid injury and alleviate chronic pain. Practice deep and dynamic stretches to promote a healthy blood flow and better physical activity.
Stand Up! – Most of us work at desks staring at a device screen all day, it’s easy to forget to get up and move around every now and then. Make it a point to periodically stand up and move your body around to ensure that you promote a healthy posture.
Walk! – Is your office a 10-minute subway ride but a 20-minute walk away? Take an extra 10 minutes to get some more steps in. This will help promote better muscle recruitment, healthier bones/joints, improved cardiovascular health, and more exercise.
Sleep! – Sleep doesn’t come easy for all, but it is important that we get a good amount of sleep as it affects all other aspects of life. Poor quality sleep may potentially exacerbate existing injuries and chronic pain.
Hydrate! – We all know that water is the most vital part of life, but it’s easy to get caught up and forget to drink enough water! This spring, make sure to have plenty of water to fuel your physical activity, especially as you get more active toward the summer.
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