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July is here! That means Stampede is on its way, which brings your finest western wear, cowboy boots, cowboy hats, visits to the rodeo, chuckwagons, grandstand, and the grounds. Here are some tips to make sure you stay in tip-top shape for your 10 days of Stampede! Yahoo!
Wear Comfortable Boots! Breaking in a new pair of cowboy boots on parade day is a good way to end up with foot pain, back pain, and blisters. Break them in before wearing them for 8 hours+. A new pair of boots should feel comfy as soon as you put them on- pain anywhere while you’re in the store means it will only get worse! A good pair of boots may be expensive, but will offer you much more comfort and last you years.
Dress comfortably. Those Wrangler’s feeling a bit tighter this year? Pants that are too tight affect hip and low back mobility, and can affect how you move while in them. Pick a better fitting pair instead to prevent low back pain.
Dress in Layers. We all know Stampede week is bound to have a hail storm (or two), so make sure you dress in layers, and be ready for the elements!
Hydrate! This means ensuring you are drinking enough water throughout the day (And no, beer garden beverages do not count as hydration!) On a hot day, this means drinking even more water!
Bring Sunscreen! While it can be stormy, it can also be hot! Make sure to bring and apply sunscreen to prevent any sunburns!
Take Breaks! Walking around all day in your boots can be taxing. Be sure to take frequent breaks to give your body and feet a rest! There are many spots on Stampede Park that are suitable for a break. If it is a hot day, teaks breaks inside in air conditioning.
Find yourself with foot pain or low back pain in Calgary after Stampede? Get in touch with Dr. Elaine Screaton Calgary NW Chiropractor and find out how you can get pain-free!