Spring is finally here! After a rainy winter, it is time to get out and enjoy all the activities that metro Atlanta has to offer. The physicians at Resurgens Spine Center know that many injuries occur when the weather changes and people begin to get active again. In this week's blog, our physicians are sharing tips to help you stay healthy as you get back into your favorite outdoor activities.
Start Off Slow
If you haven't been active during this rainy winter, chances are you'll have to get back into your favorite activity slowly. Before you get out there again, it's a good idea to do some less strenuous exercise to allow your body to slowly get back into its top shape. For example, if you are ready to go hiking on one of the many great Georgia trails, start out by taking a few walks to build up to that big hike.
Stretch before Any Physical Activity
Whether you play baseball or another sport, a regimen of stretches can help loosen up the muscles before you do physical activities. Without stretching, you're much more likely to sustain a sprain or strain to muscles, ligaments, or tendons which might cause you to sit out of your favorite sport this season.
Listen to Your Body
Pain is your body's way of telling you something's wrong. If you feel pain while you're training or playing sports, do yourself a favor and stop your activity and see a doctor as soon as you can. Pain can be an indicator of many different problems, and only a doctor can determine whether yours is serious or not.
The staff at Resurgens Spine Center hope these tips allow you to stay injury free while you enjoy your favorite Spring activities.