Tips to Keep Active, Healthy, and Feeling Great

Autumn Walk

Autumn Walk

With those long summer days nearly behind us, it can be easy to forget the benefits of getting outside when we should let the cooler temperatures allow us to spend time outside… People tend to stop exercising completely and spend more time indoors doing things like watching TV and sitting for long periods of time.

But let’s be honest, we all know that a lack of movement can lead to joint stiffness and unwanted pain, holding up your day-to-day life.

With that in mind, let’s look at what you could possibly do to keep moving and reduce the risk of experiencing stiffness this season.

Here are Some of the Tips We Give Our Patients:

Embrace Gentle Movements

One way to keep moving now that the weather has cooled down in Glendale is to bring your activities outdoors!

Go for a walk, do some stretches on your back patio, or gently ride a bike while you watch beautiful sunrises or sunsets.

Often we are so cooped up from being inside all summer we forget how refreshing it is to get outside! To allow a cool breeze to invigorate your senses, as all your friends and family up north or back in the midwest are getting ready to freeze their tails off, as they have to shovel snow and scrape ice off their cars. We don’t miss those HOT summers at all.

The key is to find something that you enjoy and to get your body moving gently so that you keep yourself fit and healthy…

This brings us to the next point…

Boost Your Immune System

Here’s an important one if you want to avoid trips to the doctor’s office during the cooler months.

Whenever the seasons change and we feel a need to boost our immune system, we should first take a look at mother nature. Some of the best immune boosters include drinking plenty of water and eating foods packed with nutrients- such as raw honey, garlic, and root vegetables. You could even make some delicious pumpkin dishes this fall.

As the days are becoming shorter, now is the perfect time to really look after yourself. Use this autumn to relax at home, enjoy early nights, cook nutritious food, and even find a new activity to enjoy.

If you are concerned about joint stiffness or unwanted pain, just follow the link to make a Phone Call or schedule a Discovery Session and let me know more about what you are concerned about.

If you want more urgent assistance, call in directly at 623-486-3333 and we will get you scheduled.

Nick Hunter, PT, DPT

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