Thursday, March 20 marked the first day of spring. Many college students have already had their spring break vacation while elementary, middle and high school students in South Florida are about to start their break.
Spring is wonderful time of year. We’re so fortunate to live in South Florida where beach living is a way of life everyday. There’s no better time to be outside and enjoying the weather than in the spring.
Whether you and your family are staying local for spring break or traveling, here are some tips to help you have a memorable and safe break.
5 tips for a healthy and safe spring break
- Drink plenty of water and be sure to wear sunscreen or other protective gear if you’re going to spend time outside.
- Don’t overdo it with activities. Enjoy the time off by giving yourself time to really relax.
- If you’re going to consume alcohol, don’t drive. Plan for a designated driver, taxi service, or just plan to stay put. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes kill someone every 31 minutes and injure someone every two minutes.
- Don’t overindulge on junk food. Road trips, fairs, festivals, and vacation in general are great reasons to break your normal healthy diet. Enjoy, but don’t overindulge. You could easily pack on pounds or wound up sick.
- If you’re spending time on or in the water, make sure you know how to swim. Be sure to use lifejackets and safety gear.
Don’t forget your chiropractic adjustment!
Regular chiropractic adjustments keep your body healthy by allowing it to heal or perform at its best. And when it comes to vacations, chiropractors can be your best friend. Your body will be able to handle and rebound from an increase in activity. Be sure to come by and see us for an adjustment during your spring break! Check out more health tips from our team.
cdc.gov, “Spring Break Health and Safety Tips”