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?
Muscle spasm is a common and painful condition caused by uncontrolled nerve impulses that prompt muscles to contract aggressively.
This complaint most often occurs when the body detects real or perceived damage in a particular area and aims to protect that region by seizing up and not allowing any movement that could cause additional harm.
February marked The British Heart Foundation’s Heart Month, an annual event designed to raise awareness of heart disease and increase funds for research into heart disease treatment. Eating right, exercising and moving around, stressing less and taking care of your general well being are all factors that influence a healthy heart.
However, when it comes to maintaining a healthy heart, a lot of us tend to take it for granted and make excuses. Not having enough time, money or motivation are all pleas we hear too often. So to help you put these excuses behind you, we have some great healthy tips to help change your life! Continue reading