April Showers Bring May…Showers (and a Hyperice Sale!)
April happened and it’s already May! The weather is, in theory, getting warmer, and it’s really nice to see people outside more. I, too, have been spotted running (rather, very slowly jogging) through the neighborhood on some of our warmer days. With the nicer days coming up, it’s really important to breathe the fresh air, get some Vitamin D, and get moving.
If you’re just getting into some increased activity, ease into it. Walking has great cardio benefits. So if you’re just trying to get out there, start by going on two 10-minute walks a day. If that feels good and nothing hurts afterward, slowly increase the frequency or duration of the walks.
If you want to get into some running, I always recommend breaking into that slowly. A 5 minute walking warm-up, followed by 3 rounds of a 1 minute jog and 1 minute walk, and ending with a 5 minute walking cool-down is a great way to ease into running. Here’s a link to The Running Clinic with some great training programs.
And while I’ve been standing on the sidelines at my daughter’s soccer practices, I do a few squats, some lunges, walk up and down the sidewalk, and some walking single-leg deadlifts. Mostly it’s been to keep warm on some of the cooler days, but it keeps me moving instead of sitting on the bleachers.
Doing a few simple movements throughout the day are really quick ways to get healthy and active. When a simple walk doesn’t do it for you, you can incorporate some dumbbells and do some farmers or suitcase carries.
And remember to never move into pain and if you have questions about risk of injury or technique or anything, please reach out and ask us! If we don’t know the answer, we’ll refer you to someone who does.
Now to the fun part! There are a few holidays coming up: Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thursdays…and we’re running a sale on two of our favorite Hyperice items.
We’re selling the Hypervolt BT (bluetooth) for $250+tax. We only have 3 left. Regular price is $299+tax.
The Hypersphere Mini is a great tool to use in conjunction with the Hypervolt. The sale price is $75+tax (regular price is $99+tax). We have 6 left.
Hurry and pick yours up today to give as a gift for someone (or yourself!).
We look forward to seeing you at your next appoointment!