Snyder Physical Therapy - July 2020

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OUR TEAM’S TOP 10 WAYS TO STAY ACTIVE THIS SUMMER

5. SWIMMING

It’s summertime, and we’re all eager to get outside and start moving more! The question is this: Where do you start? To help you out, I picked my team’s brains and asked about some of their favorite ways to stay active in the summer. Here’s what we came up with. 1. WALKING Walking is a natural way to stay moving and get exercise. The body is meant to walk, and walking has many benefits. 2. HIKING Hiking has all the benefits of walking, plus you get to be immersed in nature and see some beautiful scenery, which does the body and mind good. Depending on the trail you hike, you can challenge yourself with hills and uneven terrain. Go early in the morning to avoid the crowds and the heat.

Swimming is another low-impact exercise that may be more suitable for certain people while still being a good cardiovascular exercise. You might consider open-water swim options as a good way to get outside and enjoy nature. 6. YOGA There are lots of different types of yoga, but overall, it is a great way to improve mobility and flexibility and break a sweat. You can find online classes, like the Vinyasa Yoga Made Simple series by Marisa Weppner on Udaya, and videos on YouTube, like the Yoga With Adriene channel. 7. ONLINE WORKOUTS Online workouts are everywhere. You can find them on YouTube and social media, or if you want a little more structure, then you can even subscribe to certain workout plans. There are so many different types of online workouts available to target different levels and areas of fitness. We’ve also been putting tons of resources on our health blog, which you can find on our website, SnyderPhysicalTherapy.com, or on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. 8. TENNIS Tennis is a fun way to get the whole body moving and improve your agility. Plus, with singles, you can have more space between you and the other person and get more of a workout!

9. GOLF

Walk, don't ride! Golf is another fun way to get your steps in for the day, be outdoors, spend time with friends, and play a fun game that keeps you fit! If it’s been a while since you played, then warm up a little first and ease into it.

10. SPORTS LEAGUE OR CLUB (VIRTUAL OR IN PERSON)

You can often find either a recreational sports league or a club dedicated to walking, hiking, biking, and other activities. These groups can be a great way to stay active, make friends, and have fun while doing it. With online workout groups like those through Peloton, you can feel supported by a community of other people who also want to stay healthy and active. I hope this serves as some inspiration to help you make the most of your summer and enjoy this beautiful time of year. As always, if you’re experiencing any pain, discomfort, or challenges as you’re getting into your favorite sports and activities, then we’re here for you! Our focus is on providing you with customized, one-on-one treatment so you can live life without limitations. From all of us at Snyder PT, here’s to a happy and healthy summer!

3. BIKING

One of the best, low-impact exercises that is great for cardio and leg endurance, cycling is also just a fun way to stay active and see parts of your neighborhood you’ve never explored before.

4. RUNNING

For someone looking for a more advanced and intense form of cardio, running is a great fit. High-impact exercise may not be for everyone, but if your body can handle this, then it is hard to beat the cardiovascular workout a run gives you (and the feel-good endorphins you get during and after a run, hence the term “runner’s high”).

–Brandon Snyder

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