Making the transition from summer to fall is tough for most people. Not only do we go from high temperatures & clear skies to cold & rainy days, but the amount of daylight available throughout the day diminishes as well. Although these may seem like minor changes as we move from season to season, the colder weather can actually have major impacts on your health and well being.
Many people say they can feel when the weather changes and they aren’t necessarily wrong. The change in pressure can actually cause many people to feel pain in their joints and suffer from migraines. Low barometric pressure usually occurs after a bought of bad weather and it can cause the tissue around a joint to expand, causing uncomfortable pressure. Apart from the joint pain, cold weather also causes muscles, ligaments and tendons to tighten up, making them feel stiffer.
The best way to combat these feelings are to make sure you’re taking care of yourself by eating healthy and staying active. The most important supplements to include in you daily diet are Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin K and Vitamin C, all of which you can find in salmon, leafy greens and colorful fruits. Whether hiking, bike riding or just walking around the neighborhood, it’s important to be on the move as much as possible to alleviate any stiffness and pain.
Here at Petett Chiropractic, our Renton chiropractors want to help you feel and perform your best. A quick adjustment from one of our experienced chiropractors or a massage can be another great option for those feeling pain from the change in season.
We have a number of different options and are focused on providing you with a comprehensive, preventative plan to fit your unique needs. If you’re feeling sluggish from the change in temperature, give your Renton Chiropractors at Petett Chiropractic a call today at (425) 277-2225 to set up an appointment.
Source: WebMD “Does Weather Affect Joint Pain?”
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