When the weather turns nicer, many of us increase our outdoor activity level and all too often push ourselves a little too hard. The result is often a few days of painful recovery time. As you pursue your favorite pastimes this season, consider the following suggestions:
Increase your activity level gradually - Pay attention to your body’s signals so you don’t have to pay the painful price of overindulgence. Start slowly and do a little more each day and you’ll be up to speed in no time.
Warm up - Plunging into activity before you get your body warmed and ready is inviting potential trouble. Avoid possible sprains, torn ligaments, etc. by taking a few minutes to get the blood and oxygen flowing. Just as your car needs a few minutes to get warmed up to prevent mechanical problems, so do you!
Drink plenty of pure water - Water helps to regulate body temperature, keeps fluid levels up, and helps to remove toxins from your system.
Schedule a relaxing massage! - Nothing feels quite as nice as working out the kinks and sore spots after a day of sports or gardening. Your massage session can help relax your muscles and relieve soreness, as well as flushing out the chemical by-products of exercise.
You just can’t beat massage for helping you to function at your best...so go have fun, then call for an appointment! We’ll look forward to seeing you then.