5 Ways to Keep Your Body Strong This Winter
Each new season brings new activities, right? Summer has swimming, boating, ball playing. During winter we stay cozy inside or venture out to sled or ski. In the spring we all come out of our warm homes and enjoy the first days of warmer weather. And then there's fall. Pumpkin patches, football games, and bonfires. It seems you either love all things pumpkin spice and apple orchards, or you hate to see the days get shorter and colder!
No matter where you fall on the fall-loving scale, there are activities we do in the fall more than any other season. And while it's important to take care of our bodies year round, there are some certain things we can do to make sure we stay healthy.
Visit your chiropractor
The change of seasons is exciting, but can also be a real pain! Allergies start up again, and it seems like no matter how hard you try, you can't avoid catching a cold. So, make a trip to your chiropractor! They can help release and relieve your sinuses so you're not uncomfortable and can really enjoy all of those fun fall-themed activities! Dr. Davis will also make sure your back is properly aligned so when you're working you are less likely to injure yourself! Which leads us to our next point...
You've worked hard all summer mowing your lawn, pulling weeds, and keeping everything looking nice. And just because it's cooler out, doesn't mean there's less yard work! Raking leaves, cleaning gutters, getting things ready for winter - there's a lot to do! Make sure you stretch before heading outside to do a lot of work. It might not seem necessary, but you'll get your muscles loose and ready for hard work making it less likely you'll get hurt. A quick walk to get the blood flowing is a good idea too! When picking up full garbage bags or other heavy items, bend your knees, and avoid overworking your body. It's okay to take a break when you're tired and starting to feel sore!
Okay, so this is something we should do year-round. But when it starts to get colder out, we crave more of the comfort food that's so warm and filling. Which is fine! One of the best parts about different seasons is what we eat! So, go ahead and make your favorite dish. Just don't forget to fill up on the fruits, veggies, and water to get the vitamins and nutrients your body needs to stay healthy during the cooler months.
If you've been sitting on the couch all day watching your favorite football teams, it might be time to get up and move around! Bundle up and take your family for a walk, or head to the gym for a work out. It's important to keep our bodies physically strong so they're able to stay healthy and work the way they're supposed to. Even if you haven't been sitting for a long time, it's important to stay active, even if it's harder to in the cooler months.
Take time for yourself
Planning all of the winter things to do, planning and preparing for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday celebrations - it can all get to be a lot! Make sure to take some time for yourself so you're feeling your best. There's no shame in wanting to go for a walk or head out for a drive while enjoying a cup of coffee alone. When you take time for yourself, you're better for those around you. Plus, you'll stay healthier when you aren't stressed out and constantly on edge thinking about the next item that needs to get checked off your list.
This is a fun season and you should enjoy it while doing things you love! Make sure you take care of yourself. A great way to start is with an adjustment! Call us or book online and we'll get you right in and your fall off to a great start!