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This week, I want to talk to you about keeping active. During the summer I know that I tend to become less active because I don’t like the heat at all. I will sit on the couch or lay in bed and think “Oh, I’ll get up later once it cools down” and then it doesn’t cool down. I know that I can’t be the only person that this happens to, so I wanted to chat a little about what you can do when you get into these moods or when the heat gets to you to this extent. Here are some of the things I do to make myself get up and move around.
Stretch. If you have been reading these blogs for a little while, you know that I am huge into stretching. I think that stretching is one of the best things that you can do for your body, especially since there is no age limit on doing some of these stretches. Even sitting on the couch or laying down in bed won’t prevent you from stretching. Reach up and extend your body as far as it can go. Sit up and try to touch your feet. Twist at your torso as you sit and watch those beautiful beaches on television. You can always find a way to stretch no matter where you are.
Take A Shower. If I can get the motivation up to get into the shower, I always feel better. Take a hot shower and relax your muscles. Take a cool shower and lower your body temperature. During the summer I normally like to make my shower temperature feel like a pool so it is nice and refreshing. While sometimes it makes me want to fall back to sleep, it always at least makes me feel a little better and it certainly becomes easier to move around more once I have gotten up. The summer can be a time that you just want to barricade yourself into the air conditioning and not move no matter what is happening. While this is a tempting idea, you do need to do your best to stay active even when it is extremely hot out. Find what works for you and then come into Wirth Chiropractic in Greenville, NC for a spinal adjustment and see how much better you’ll feel after that too!

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