TOI’s Top 5: Summertime Health Tips

by TOI Admin June 22, 2015

The kids are out of school, the temperature has already reached 99 degrees, and it rains just about every afternoon; it's officially summertime in Florida. Despite the hot and rainy weather conditions, most of us will still venture outside to engage in summertime activities. We want to keep you and your family safe and injury free this summer, so check out TOI's Top 5 Summertime Health Tips

1. Stretch. The more prepared muscles and tendons are for an activity, the more protected you are from getting hurt.

2. Replace your shoes. Select the proper shoes for an activity and replace them often to prevent foot, ankle and knee pain.

3. Look before you dive. To prevent spinal injuries, never dive headfirst into unfamiliar bodies of water.

4. Protect your head. Always wear a helmet while biking, skateboarding or horseback riding and make sure children do too.

5. Go easy on your joints. Swimming is a great exercise for summer and helps prevent over-heating.

Remember; if you do get injured, don't let them go untreated. The Orthopaedic Institute offers same or next day appointments to help you get back to your summertime fun!

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