As the COVID-19 outbreak and the summer heat, humidity, and thunderstorms continue, you may feel less motivated to get outside and exercise. Here are a few tips to get you motivated for exercising in the summer:
1. Exercise early in the day or later in the evening to beat the heat and avoid crowds.
2. Bring water with you.
3. Take breaks when you feel tired.
4. Wear supportive shoes.
5. Wear light and moisture-wicking clothing.
What if I am having pain with exercising?
Stop the exercise! The next time you work out, try that exercise again to see if it causes you pain. If it does, stop the exercise again. On the third trial, if the pain has not gone away, it is time to get that pain checked out.
Harbor Physical Therapy is here to help! You can schedule an appointment directly with us. We will analyze your movement patterns and help to address areas of weakness and tightness to get you back on your feet in no time. Happy exercising!!
Dr. Chloe Smith and Dr. David Reymann