Winter is here, and while it brings its positives, such as Christmas, time off work and festive feats, it can also pose a problem to those that suffer with joint pain. While you might want to go out on after dinner walks and embrace the crisp winter air, snuggling up with a blanket is sometimes far more tempting, particularly if you’re in pain and aching.
So, what is it about winter that aggravates joint and muscle pain?
From planting new flowers to growing your own fruit and veg, gardening is a rewarding activity that gives you a good workout in the fresh air. Plus, a beautiful garden is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy the summer at home. Since many gardening tasks involve reaching, twisting and bending with heavy tools repetitively though, there’s no hiding that gardening can be tough – especially on the lower back. Often, you’ll have to carry out awkward positions for sustained periods of time, which leads to aches and pains. Continue reading
Whether you have help with your housework or do everything yourself, there will be routine tasks that you simply cannot avoid that will put your back at risk if not done with care. Household chores work your body in many different ways and can be a useful workout. Carrying laundry up and down the stairs, twisting and turning when using the vacuum cleaner; stretching to dust on top of the furniture, and picking up items from the floor and tidying them away to their rightful place. Continue reading