Summer is finally shining down on the UK and we can look forward to some quality time getting out and about in the calm July air. But if you’re living with back pain, the arrival of the summer months may arouse some not-so-cheerful feelings. For you, the sunnier season may mean the daunting prospect of spending more time outdoors and adding more stress to your aching spine. Whether you’re the type to push through the pain for the sake of joining in certain activities or you stay at home and miss out on the things you’d love to be able to do, there is no denying that pain can get in the way of a wonderful summer.
But it’s not all doom and gloom; your summer can also be sprinkled with sunshine! Our Fareham chiropractor believes that there are a number of summer activities that can actually decrease pain and promote overall wellness…
What better way to escape the scorch of summer than taking a cooling dip in the pool? Swimming is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy and it will help to gently strengthen your joints and muscles.
Cycling is a low impact form of exercise that will improve your general fitness levels. And of course, it’s great fun! Get fit and make lifelong memories at the same time by getting your family involved in a summer cycle.
Yoga has become a popular technique for strengthening and conditioning while also being a source of physical therapy. Interestingly, performing yoga in hot weather can increase its effectiveness. So, when the sky is blue and the sun is shining, head down to the local beach (or even your garden if you want privacy) to embark on some “cat poses”.
Getting out and enjoying the summer doesn’t have to be the cause of additional aches and pains. In fact; you may just be surprised at how much your health benefits from all the extra activity. Just remember to start slowly. Don’t throw yourself fully into any activity, but easy your way in gradually. This will give your body time to adapt to the increasing levels of exertion.
Our experienced team of chiropractors at Homewood are here to help and advise you on all aspects to do with your back pain.
For friendly advice or to book an appointment, contact us today on 01329 280 283 or email email@example.com