Physical Therapy Services of Tennessee August 2018

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Inside This Issue From the Desk of Dr. Smith PAGE 1 Enjoying Summer Vacation to the Very End PAGE 1 Why You Should Get to Know Your Psoas PAGE 2 The Benefits of Metabolic Fitness Training PAGE 3 Take A Break PAGE 3 Green Bean and Sesame Salad PAGE 3 The Best End-of-Summer Activity PAGE 4 Summer is drawing to a close, but there’s still time to make some great memories. Camping trips are a summer staple. Fortunately, you don’t have to drive hours into the mountains to find the perfect campsite. Your backyard is right there waiting for you! Here are a few tips to help your family say farewell to summer with a perfect backyard camping trip. Your back door is literally a few yards away, which can be great in the event of an emergency. But if the kids are running in and out of the house all night long, they might end up deciding they’d rather be inside playing video games after only an hour. Be sure to pack everything you would need if you were really going into the woods for the night so no one is tempted to go back inside. This means tents, sleeping bags, flashlights, pajamas, books, binoculars, a compass, water bottles, and a cooler of food with snacks and dinner. PACK FOR AN AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE.

Finish the Summer With a Family Camping ‘Trip’ JOURNEYTOTHE GREAT BACKYARD

Treat this like a “real” camping experience right from the beginning!

rather sleep inside, and that’s okay too. Your camping trip isn’t a failure because everyone spent the night in their own beds. It’s not about where everyone sleeps; it’s about how much fun your family had together before bedtime. The best part of backyard camping? It doesn’t take a lot of planning. Just grab your gear and your family and hike out into the great backyard.

FIGURE OUT THE CAMPFIRE .

Don’t have an in-ground fire pit? No worries! You can still enjoy hot dogs and s’mores with a charcoal grill or a store-bought fire pit. If you have enough room in your backyard, you could even try building a bonfire. Just make sure to check your city ordinances and get any necessary permits first. You can find advice for building the perfect campfire at Rei.com/ learn/expert-advice/campfire-basics.html.

REMEMBER: IT’S OKAY TO CALL IT A NIGHT.

For kids, the most exciting part of camping in the backyard is getting to sleep in a tent — that is, until they actually have to sleep. After stargazing, some kids will want to stay up all night whispering and giggling in the tent, and that’s great! But other kids might decide they’d

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