Avoid Risks With These Outside Exercise Tips
Here are some important things that should be remembered when participating in outdoor activities this summer:
- REMEMBER THE SUNBLOCK!
- DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A WARM-UP.
- START SLOW!
- HELP YOURSELF KEEP IT UP BY ATTENDING OUR RECOVERY SATURDAY SESSIONS!
As the weather gets warmer and the sun starts shining again, many people will begin to take their physical activities outside. This is a fantastic way to get some vitamin D while staying active, but it’s important to remember to ease into this outdoor transition, especially if you’ve been mostly inactive during the winter months.
So, if you want to spring into outdoor activities this season, here are some essential things to remember as you start.
NO 1: REMEMBER THE SUNBLOCK!
During the winter, the sky is primarily cloudy, which obscures the sun’s rays. In the summertime, the UV index is much higher, which means it’s easier to get sunburned or put your skin at risk. So, when you head outside to move your body, give your skin a quick sunscreen slather!
NO 2: DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A WARM-UP.
Cold muscles are always more prone to injury, even when the weather outside is warm. Start your day of activity outside with a few jumping jacks or a walk in place to get your body ready.
NO 3: START SLOW!
If you haven’t been moving your body much lately, don’t expect to run a 5K just because you’re outside. Start with a brisk walk, and slowly increase your speed and distance as you feel more comfortable. Or, if you’re looking to exercise using your body or weights, keep the intensity light the first few sessions as you acclimate to the heat, sun, and increased humidity this time of year.
NO 4: HELP YOURSELF KEEP IT UP BY ATTENDING OUR RECOVERY SATURDAY SESSIONS!
During each, we offer a select number of Saturday appointments to focus on our client’s recovery. These recovery days are an excellent opportunity for anyone starting to get active for the summer to increase their ability to bounce back and push forward with their new outdoor fitness initiatives.
Participation in our Recovery Saturdays is by appointment only. So, if you want to keep your outdoor workouts going this summer, we can help! Call us at 973-585-4990 to make an appointment for one of our upcoming Recovery Saturdays. We hope to see you there!