While it is great to get out and engage in activities to stay fit, it is also common for injuries to occur. There are steps you can take to reduce your chances of becoming injured.
The more water you drink while engaging in activities, the less likely you are to experience cramping and heat exhaustion or stroke. By staying properly hydrated, you keep your muscles healthy and lubricated. Water also helps stabilize your body temperature so that the heat doesn't harm you.
Many outdoor activities become much safer to participate in if you use protective equipment. This means if you go jogging, you need supportive shoes. If your preferred activity is riding a bike, never do it without wearing a helmet and proper padding.
Before and after you participate in any physical activities it is important to stretch properly. This helps loosen the ligaments, muscles, and joints, making it less likely you will suffer from an injury. By loosening up certain parts of your body first, you make physical activities easier.
Even if you are prepared, physical activities can be tough on your body. If you experience pain whether it is from an injury or otherwise, call Dr. Dan Kirschner Chiropractic today at (941) 330-8553 to schedule an appointment. Soft tissue injuries are common and can be treated using chiropractic techniques. Tendon injuries, strained muscles, and sprained ligaments are generally treated this way too. Call us today and learn more about how chiropractic care can relieve your pain without having to rely on pain medication or surgery.