Summertime is a great season for being active. You can go out early in the morning and get a good run in before the heat of the day hits. You can hit up the mountains for a nice hike, or the lake for some fun in the sun. However, some activities are better than others when it comes to wear and tear on your body.
Below are a few activities that are especially spine-friendly. Vital Energy Wellness & Chiropractic Center Inc. is all about providing preventive medicine in addition to comprehensive Chiropractic Care and holistic wellness treatments.
Get Your Climb On
Rock climbing, as long as it's done safely, can be tremendously beneficial for your back. For one, you're incorporating muscles in your back that you likely don't use much on a daily basis, which will help fortify your body against injuries that can occur. Rock climbing is also low impact.
Paddle it Out!
Paddleboarding is an activity gaining in popularity. First off, it's incredibly fun. It's also incredibly scenic, paddling out in the middle of a pristine lake. Paddleboarding also engages your core, which is incredibly important for back and spine health.
Outdoor Yoga / Tai Chi
The benefits that a rigorous yoga routine can give to your back are endless. Tai Chi is also a form of exercise that has gained in popularity as a way to relieve and manage lower back pain, spine misalignment, and neck pain. Both of these activities help drive mind/body balance.
And, of course, the best way to make sure that your spine stays in line this Summer is to incorporate Chiropractic Care into your activities. It's a fantastic way to stay on top of your body's maintenance and relieve pain the drug-free way.