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Healthy Tips for Travel this Summer

Posted: June 20, 2013
By: Dr Christie MacDonald

Ah summer, long weekends, camping, road trips, holidays and travel.  Summer is a great time of year; however, often our schedules are disrupted, exercise routines abandon, healthy eating habits disregarded and sleep patterns change.  All of this can lead to not feeling as well as you could, headaches, back pain, summer colds, just to name a few things.   So what are some things you can do to help keep ourselves healthy so we can enjoy our summers, whether you are jetting off to Europe or staying close to home, your Edmonton chiropractor can help you get the most out of your summer holidays.  For more information, check out www.whitemudchiro.com.

One of the most important things you can do is to keep yourself hydrated.  In the warm summer months, our bodies are losing more water than in the winter.  In addition to this, air conditioning and dry air in planes can also leave us feeling parched.  Drinking water can help reduce headaches and fatigue.  Be sure that if you are travelling that you drink only bottled filtered water to avoid contamination.  For more information on hydration, contact your Edmonton Chiropractor at 780-430-7549.

Take care of your feet.  Often holidays involve being on your feet a lot more than you are use to, whether it is hiking in the mountains, sightseeing in the cities or just at any of the local festivals.  Nothing can ruin your day more than sore feet.  Be sure to wear sturdy comfortable shoes, poor footwear can not only lead to sore feet, but can also lead to knee pain and back pain.  For more information on footwear, check out www.whitemudchiro.com.  Your Edmonton chiropractor can also recommend orthotics, to help give your feet a break and help prevent knee and back pain.  To book your appointment for orthotics, call us at 780-430-7549.

Probably the best thing you can do to stay healthy this summer is to keep up with your spinal health.  Regular visits to your Edmonton Chiropractor can help keep your spine in line.  Summer travel often includes sleeping in different beds, lugging heavy bags or sitting for long periods of time while in the car, plane or train.  All of these can lead to headaches, neck pain or back pain.  Your Edmonton Chiropractor can help relieve all of these pains and keeping up with your regular routine can help prevent them before they start!  For more information on how to keep your spine healthy, check out www.whitemudchiro.com and call 780-430-7549 to book your chiropractic appointment today.