WHOLE HEALTH WELLNESS
Summer Wellness: Tips & Strategies to Keep You Feeling Your Best
We love to take advantage of summer weather in the midwest by getting outside as much as possible. Being in good physical health is extremely beneficial this time of year because it allows you to enjoy all of the seasonal summer activities whether that’s swimming, hiking, gardening, fishing or camping with ease and confidence. We want to make sure you're in the best shape to enjoy your summer and help you stay that way!
If your spine is misaligned, it can cause head, neck, back or other pain, which can lead to inflammation and bring your summer fun to a screeching halt. Inflammation in the body can cause a range of symptoms, including swelling, stiffness, weakness or loss of function. It can also cause fatigue, loss of appetite and headaches. Chiropractic adjustments are an ideal way to ensure an active summer as they can help you avoid inflammation & pain by helping realign the spine, thus relieving tension and promoting better overall well-being.
Chiropractic care can increase the range of motion in your joints, reduce swelling, and increase circulation throughout your body, which all lead to less inflammation, which means you get to have less pain and more fun! When you have improved motion and range of motion, it is easier to engage in activities such as running, walking, biking, and more. Aside from everyday activities, adjustments can help you recover faster from any injury that could occur during the summer months. This helps ensure that your body remains in proper alignment, helping your body naturally recover from any injury, as well as keeping your body balanced and free of pain.
It is important to prioritize your physical health during a busy summer schedule in order to ensure your body operates at its peak performance. When we’re more active, we’re also increasing the amount of physical and other stressors on the body, making adjustments even more valuable to your overall health. Plus, we want you to feel your best so you can enjoy all those activities you’ve got that make your summer schedule so exciting! Chiropractic is a natural and effective way to enjoy a healthier and more active summer this year; so make sure to schedule chiropractic care into your summer routine!
Summer Travel Tips & Recommendations:
Prevent heat related illnesses - When outside during hotter weather wear light clothing and stay out of direct sunlight to avoid heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and other heat-related illnesses.
Hydrate – With the warmer months come additional exposure to the sun and heat, both of which can sap energy and compromise health. Remember to stay hydrated all summer long by carrying a water bottle with you wherever you go.
Sunscreen - We recommend a mineral based sunscreen, a safer and more effective way to protect the skin which provides broad spectrum protection. Check out the All Good brand available in our office.
Summer Travels – Items like lumbar supports or special cushions can be used when sitting in a car, plane on longer trips. These items can help provide added support to your back and neck while traveling and can help prevent discomfort.
Take frequent breaks - Take breaks when traveling for any period of time. Stop every hour or two for a few minutes to stretch your legs and to provide your back with a break. This will help decrease any built-up tension in your back and can help reduce the risk of higher levels of discomfort while traveling.
Regular Chiropractic Adjustments - We’re here to support you & your physical health so you can stay active and continue living the life you love!
Infrared Sauna Sessions
The Sanctuary at Whole Health Chiropractic
Infrared saunas offer deep tissue relaxation that can reduce inflammation, joint pain, and muscle stiffness. Other benefits include immunity support, weight loss, detoxification, anti-aging, heart health and muscle recovery. Located on the 2nd floor of Whole Health Chiropractic in the Sanctuary. WHC members receive a 20% discount. Call us for a discount code.