Feel It In Your Bones
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Have you ever noticed your joints aching more during the winter? Some studies show a strong relationship between cold, damp days and arthritic pain. Can the elements really make your joints ache? Many people say that they an feel the cold in their bones, but is it just an old wives’ tale?
Believe it or not, your weather forecasting might have some validity, thanks to the effects of barometric pressure changes on your body.
In cold weather the joint capsules swell, causing pain, stiffness and inflammation. The soft tissues around the joints are less pliable so joints feel tight and sore.
In winter it is tempting to stay indoors and sit a lot. But being a couch potato is bad news for your joints. Exercise helps lubricate them to prevent pain. So wrap up, keep your joints warm and move, move, move!
If it is too cold or rainy to go outside, why not exercise indoors with low-impact moves which are easy on joints? Try taking a walk in a mall or doing a few yoga or Tai Chi exercises. While just sitting in front of TV, you can use the Aircycle circulation booster to warm joints, keep them flexible and build strong muscles to support your joints.
In the cold, our body restricts how much blood it sends to extremities, so that it can focus on supplying vital organs like the heart and lungs. Our hands and feet get cold and our joints often suffer with poor blood supply.
You can get stronger, healthier joints at any age. Even at 90 you can still improve your muscle strength to help support your joints and relieve pain. Keep warm, keep moving and keep your circulation boosted.
You do not need hard work outs with the Aircycle circulation booster. It quickly warms hands and feet. With regular short spells throughout the day and evening, your muscles soon strengthen and joints become more flexible.
These together ensure improved balance and mobility and go a long way towards keeping you mobile and avoiding falls.
For more information visit www.aircycle.co.nz or call 04 569 5013