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How to stay well during the summer heat

Summer is typically an exciting season with many fun things to do and new activities to try out. Outdoor activities and the summer sun are a great way to make the most of the season. Despite how enjoyable summer can be it is also often a time where chronic conditions can become aggravated and pain symptoms may become more noticeable. Here are some easy tips you can use to make sure that you can enjoy summer the way you want.

Arguably the first and most important aspect to enjoying the summer heat is to stay hydrated. With temperatures rising and high humidity levels it is deceivingly easy to become dehydrated. Dehydration can lead to many health conditions and increase your susceptibility to injury. Strained muscles and sprained ligaments become significantly more prevalent during the summer, especially to those to work outside. By staying hydrated you can limit your risk for these type of injuries.

Another great tip is to stay moving. Some stay cool by being inside during the summer and this can lead to a lack of exercise. Staying active is one of the main keys for avoiding chronic disease and preventing injury. If the summer heat is too much for you don’t be worried to try walking at sunset or doing light intensity exercise indoors.

Make the most of your summer by staying healthy and pain-free. For more information or if you have any questions regarding your summer lifestyle give us a call stop into any Rehab Centre where we can help you make this summer the best one yet.

Anthony Petrarca, D.C.