Stay spine fit with low-impact summer activities, here are a few of our favorites
Summer’s warm weather gives us more opportunities for outdoor activities. Keeping fit is integral to your overall health, but back pain can take the fun out of summer.
Here are some low-impact summer activities to help you stay active and maintain spinal health.
- Walking: Walking is a simple and effective low-impact exercise that promotes overall fitness and helps strengthen the muscles that support your back.
- Swimming: Swimming is a low-impact exercise that is gentle on the spine while providing a full-body workout. It helps improve flexibility, strengthens muscles, and relieves pressure on the spine.
- Cycling: Cycling is an excellent cardiovascular exercise that puts minimal stress on the spine. It helps improve endurance, strengthens the lower body, and can be a fun way to explore the outdoors during the summer.
- Hiking: Hiking is an excellent way to enjoy nature while improving spine health.
- Yoga or Tai Chi: Both yoga and Tai Chi focus on core strength, flexibility, and posture, which can help alleviate back pain and improve spinal health. Look for outdoor classes or practice in your backyard or a local park.
- Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP): SUP is a fantastic full-body workout that engages the core muscles, promotes balance, and enhances posture. It’s a fun and relaxing way to spend time on while keeping fit.
Listen to your body, warm up before any activity, and use proper form to avoid strain or injury. True Potential Chiropractic wishes you a spine-happy, healthy, active summer of fun!
By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. Contact Dr. Bell at True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. Call 503-574-4872 or visit tpcportland.com.