Summer is the season of wellness: abundant sunshine gets us motivated to take to the outdoors and get fit. At Scorca Chiropractic Center, we like summer because it offers us so much choice: the many hours of daylight allow you to choose whether you will work out or relax, both of which are important for mental and physical well-being. Here are some ways you can maximize your well-being during the warm season.
- Take the sun: vitamin D is important for immune system functioning and bone health. Most Americans simply do not get enough. In summer, it is free! So grab a book or a cool drink and relax in the sun. However, be sure to stay hydrated, use sunscreen and alternate sunlight and shade to avoid heat exhaustion and sunburn.
- Stay hydrated: Simply put, we sweat more in the summer. Make sure you are replacing the water you lose and paying attention to sodium levels in your body to avoid getting sick from the sun.
- Exercise, the fun way: bored of running? Head out on a trail. Bored of the pool? Head to a lake. Replacing the monotony of city landscape with the pleasure of natural surroundings is a great way to make exercise feel fun again.
- Eat well: Farmer’s markets are thriving in our area. Take a day out of the week to select local produce that will enrich your life with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients.
At the end of the day, relax. Summer is about taking it easy, so use this season to focus on removing stress from your life. For help on maximizing your well-being, give our office in Fremont a call at (510) 656-9077.
We offer chiropractic care, nutritional counseling and corrective exercise.
Dr. Francis Scorca, D.C.