With the weather warming up, it is no surprise that many of us are seeing more people outside on a daily basis. People want to be outside and now the weather is finally stabilizing so that it’s possible. I can tell you that in my apartment complex, people have been outside walking around and sitting on benches every day that it hasn’t rained for the past few weeks. In fact, many of them are clearly in exercise clothing so they are outside to get into shape as opposed to trying to soak up some rays. While walking is a great exercise for the summer, here are some others that you may want to try:
- Swimming. Swimming is a great way to exercise when it’s hot out. If you have the ability to get in a pool, we suggest you take full advantage of it! The water will help to reduce the impact that your joints take even just walking around in the shallow section, so it’s especially good for people with chronic pain disorders. Swimming also helps your core and your breath control, so put on a suit and jump in!
- Join Your Kids. One of the great things about summer vacation for kids is the fact that they get to spend time with their parents. Although you obviously can’t spend every second with them, it’s a great way to bond and get some exercise in. Maybe throw a ball back and forth or play tag with them. Take them to a local playground and climb the monkey bars with them. Kids are bottomless founts of energy and while you will tire out long before they do, they will keep you running for a good amount of time and help you burn a lot of calories!
- Sports. A lot of towns have local sports teams that you can join for a small fee. If you’ve ever wanted to play baseball or soccer or even ultimate frisbee, look for fliers or online to see if there is a group near you. It’s a great way to get active and make some friends along the way!
With all of that moving, you’re going to want to make sure you’re in good health. Come into DiBella Chiropractic for a spinal adjustment so you can keep moving and feel even better. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes!