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Three Ways To Beat Cold Weather Knee Pain
As the temperature drops, many folks find themselves suffering from worse and worse knee pain.
The good news is you don’t have to suffer this year. And you’re about to discover three ways to beat cold weather knee pain, and stay as comfortable as possible this winter.
Pain Free Knees – Tip #1
First, make sure to dress in layers. This will help keep your muscles, joints and ligaments from becoming stiff and inflexible in the cold.
It also has the added benefit of protecting your skin from exposure to cold and windburn.
Pain Free Knees – Tip #2
Next, be sure to properly hydrate in the cold weather.
Dehydration can creep up on you when the temperature drops. That’s because it may not seem like you’re losing fluid because you’re not sweating, like in the warmer months.
But your body is working hard to keep you warm, burning fuel and water to do it, which needs replaced.
Not only that, but the dry air removes, actually steals, a hefty amount of water from your body through your skin and breath.
A simple way to ensure you’re dehydrated is to check the color of your urine. If it’s clear, you’re good. The darker yellow it is, the more you need to get fluids in your system.
Pain Free Knees – Tip #3
The third way to beat the cold weather aches and pains is to keep moving, even when the weather turns.
It’s easier to walk and exercise outside when it’s warm, but many people find it challenging to stay motivated in the colder months.
Instead of a walk around the neighborhood, try supplementing with a treadmill or exercise bike.
A simple stretch session at home, or an activity like Yoga, or Tai Chi will help you stay as pain free as possible.
And here’s a bonus tip to keep in mind and help keep you motivated: chances are good if you stop moving during the cold months, you’ll put on a few unwanted pounds.
But experts agree that even five extra pounds can make a huge difference in knee pain – so just keep moving.
Start small and build up to a little more movement each time. Every little bit helps to combat your knee pain.
So there you have it: three ways to beat cold weather knee pain. Use them to stay pain free this winter.
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