Does Joint Pain stop you from enjoying all the fun summer activities? Don’t let pain keep you cooped up inside this summer, we’ve got 5 suggestions for some fun summer activities that will allow you to take back your summer!

GO SWIMMING:

Can you think of anything better than a dip in the pool on a hot summer day? Swimming is not only a fun family activity but it’s also a fantastic aerobic exercise that will strengthen your muscles and joints, without creating additional wear and tear.  Did you know that being submerged in water naturally lowers your blood pressure? So, head to the pool and enjoy those hot summer days!

 

TAKE A BIKE RIDE:

Another great fun family activity is taking a bike ride on a lovely summer day! Bike riding is a low impact activity that is not only fun but is great exercise that helps to improve your overall fitness. So, grab the family, strap on those helmets and take a ride while making lasting memories!

 

 

TAKE A HIKE:

Hiking is known to lower stress levels, improved mood, and enhance mental wellbeing so, lace up your walking shoes and head out for a hike where you can enjoy the great outdoors! Try heading somewhere you’ve never been. A new lake, waterfall or even a trail at a local park, just get up and walk! Need suggestions in your area? Ask your Facebook or Twitter friends for suggestions, someone will know a secret spot you don’t want to miss!

 

HOT YOGA IN THE SUNSHINE!

Yoga has become the go-to technique for promoting relaxation and exercise while also being a source of physical therapy which encourages overall wellness within your body.   Performing yoga in hot weather reduces your risk for injury and helps improve your flexibility.  So, head to a local beach, lakeshore or even your backyard for a little downward dog in the sun!

 

TAKE A NAP IN A HAMMOCK:

With all the excess activities we take part in during the summer, your body needs some time to rejuvenate!  Take an opportunity to relax in a hammock under your favorite tree or on the beach!  Your body needs rest to combat inflammation and heal your aching joints.  What better place than a swinging hammock, chilling in the shade with a gentle breeze?

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