Summer is associated with fatigue and burn out so the cooler elements become more vital over these months.
Nutritionally this means we need to eat foods with higher water content for hydration. Keeping up fluids becomes even more important now so as to avoid joint stiffness and muscle tightness. Water is also needed to cushion both organs and joints as well as lubricate and keep us mobile.
In Traditional Medicine, good water element foods include seaweed, kidney beans, cashews, fermented food and soy sauce as well as salad vegetables like cucumber (known to reduce high blood pressure and restore potassium and magnesium) and celery, which is especially good for joints. Another fantastic way to get plenty of nutrients is to invest in a juicer if you don’t have one. Some of our favourite juice combinations are Carrot, Apple & Ginger or Carrot, Apple, Beetroot and Lemon. Add mint, cucumber, celery and ginger to any juices and we trust you will love the creation. Just experiment and have fun…it’s one of the best ways to maintain health, especially in summer! Check out these beautiful little combinations below for some inspiration.
Lucky last, which is far from our least recommended is Swimming. Some of our clients have thanked us for inspiring them to maintain regular swimming and even said it has changed their lives! Swimming is one of the best things for joint pain treatment and to help reduce muscle pain, recover long term injuries and rehabilitate many musculoskeletal conditions.
So for those of you who need help maintaining your range of motion and mobility this Summer, Swimming is a great solution. While you’re there, you can also visit the spa to self massage all those tight spots on the spa jets…so you have even more of a reason to get to the pool (if you needed any beyond the heat:)
We trust these few small healthy habits shall see you through to your next tune up.
Until then, be save these holidays and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Best Wishes from
The Team at Advanced Myotherapy