Summer is just around the corner, a time when people tend to indulge themselves in wild summer activities. What will you do? Maybe you will finally go rock climbing somewhere new or take up a hobby like surfing. Whatever you do you’ll want to prepare yourself. Depending on your fitness level and whatever limitations you may have, you can try a few things to make sure you’re healthy and ready for whatever summer brings.

Stretch

Is your body stiff? Do you get back pain when walking long distances? Do your knees hurt when you jog or run? Consider working stretching into your daily routine. Get in the habit of doing full-body stretching exercises in the morning and/or at night. If your job or daily activities don’t have you moving very much, take it slow, even when stretching. You can start out by doing simple arm and leg stretches and slowly introduce full body stretches. Flexibility can help you in almost any activity from rock climbing to water polo. No matter what you’re doing, increased flexibility can help prevent injuries.

Do Cardio

Activities from hiking to surfing require good cardiovascular fitness. You do not want to be gasping for air while playing games with your friends, or even just walking to the other end of the airport on a vacation. Building up your cardiovascular fitness will help your circulation, stamina, and breathing. There are many easy ways to get a cardiovascular workout, and it can be good to try different things and vary your routine. If you haven’t worked out in a while, you might start on a bike or some gentle yoga and move on to running or aerobics once you feel like you can handle it. Good cardiovascular health will make vacations, sports, and even a walk outside much less strenuous.

Checkups

Before you embark on any journey, consider getting a health checkup from your doctor and your dentist. Your doctor can make sure you’re healthy enough to travel, play sports, or anything else you might be up to in the summer. A dentistry like Plymouth Valley Dental Group can check up on your teeth, fix any problems, and even fit you for a mouth guard to keep your smile safe during your activities.

Bonus: Start Now

While these tips aren’t absolutely necessary to get through your summer activities, they can make you have a much better time. It’s important to note, though, that the sooner you start with your preparations, the sooner you’ll be ready to start your summer adventures. You can start slow and work your way up to whatever level you want.

Summer is the best time to get outside and have fun. If you’re ready, you’ll be able to handle whatever the season throws at you. From travel to sports, getting primed for fun will help you make amazing memories.

Author's Bio: 

Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.