Do warmer temperatures have you on the move? Maybe it’s spring sports and activities or perhaps you are back in your yard doing clean-up and gardening? Whatever the activity, it’s important to know the right way to move to prevent injury and soreness. Below you’ll find some guidance as you get back into the swing of warmer temperature activities.
- Don’t feel like you need to tackle all of your lists at one time – Make a list and break it into manageable chunks such as front yard, backyard, tree trimming, leaf rake up, etc. Don’t feel like you have to do it all in one go or day.
- Use proper lifting technique – It may seem easy and quick at the moment, but be sure to use proper listing and bending over techniques as you move through your tasks. If you don’t, you will be sorer or even cause injury for short-term gain.
- Know when it’s time to quit – Are you feeling exhausted or sore? Your body is telling you it’s time to take a break or even quit for the day. Listen to your body’s queues. You also need to pay attention to your nutrition and hydration. Taking in enough water and calories is extremely important when exerting yourself in any activity.
Not sure what’s right for you? Dr. Donkin is happy to make recommendations based on your wellness plan. Talk to him today or at your next appointment!