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Keeping Your Back Healthy During Summer Activities

Keeping Your Back Healthy During Summer Activities

Summer sizzles! As temperature heat up, and outdoor activities increase, so does the potential for back injuries.

One of the most important--and often overlooked-- preventive measures is:

Stay Hydrated.

We all know, our bodies are mostly water. Water is vital to every function, and especially important as temperatures and activities climb. Without enough fluids in our bodies, muscle cramps or dizziness can develop. Both detrimental to the peak performance--and safety-- of weekend warriors or well-prepared athletes.

Staying hydrated is also important in keeping joints and disks in good working order, preventing back pain and playing an important role in enjoying summertime play time.

Keep a water bottle handy, keep sports drinks at hand, eat fluid rich fruits and veggies:watermelon, celery, strawberries, lettuce, cucumbers, spinach

Luckily, these are easy to find on a summer picnic or BBQ table.

Outdoor? In the heat? If you're thirsty, you're dehydrated!!

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