When I think of springtime in Colorado, I think of so many fun activities to enjoy in the great outdoors that we live in. Of course, there’s still spring skiing for a little bit longer, but it is about time to look forward to hiking, canoeing, white water rafting, and so much more. And let’s not forget about spring cleaning because we all enjoy a clean house after having everything shut down tight for the winter.
As people come out of their wintertime hibernations, they are ready to get outside and enjoy themselves. This is the time of year when people tell us that they really want to have less of the things they don’t like experiencing in their bodies that have plagued them during the winter. They are ready to shake off the aches and pains and get outside. Now is a great time for spring cleaning of the system, too!
Whether you have spent most of your time indoors cuddled up by the fire or out and about in the snow, your system could probably use some fine tuning to get your ready for spring and summer. Inactivity can lead to a settling of the joints and muscles into patterns. These patterns can cause injury if they are not addressed before getting outside and taking on the new major activities that we like doing in the spring.
Conversely, if you have spent the winter doing snow activities, your body will be set in those patterns. Hiking and biking use muscles and joints differently than skiing or snowboarding, for example. The body is very efficient when it comes to movement. Patterns help us move efficiently, but the system often needs a refresh to help us introduce and enjoy new activities safely. We need to ensure that our spine and nervous system are flexible and well-adjusted for the upcoming activities of the spring and summer season.
Our practice members tell us how grateful they are to be enjoying the things that they love to do without any of the aches and pains that they’d been experiencing. When the spine and nervous system are functioning optimally, the body can shake patterns loose and find efficiency in new movements. This is true any time of year, but it is especially important when moving from one activity to another. Keeping the spine healthy is important all year long and spring is the perfect time for a refresh.
Enjoy the spring season by making sure your spine and nervous system is top notch. Give your system a good spring cleaning so it can be flexible, responsive, and adaptable so you can enjoy beautiful Colorado to the fullest. We can help by meeting with you for a free consultation, which is just a meeting where we talk with you about your activities and desires and if there could be anything holding you back from achieving your goals. If you’d like to talk about checking out your neurostructural system, contact us today at 303-998-1000 or click the link below.