Arthritis treatment: 5 tips for cold weather survival
1. sufficient rest after exercise
2. keep affected areas under wraps
3. plenty of fluids to flush out toxins
4. supplement for arthritis
5. healthy arthritis diet
Now let’s look at each category much closer and learn specific tactics to help you deal with cold weather and arthritis pain.
Healthy Arthritis Diet
Arthritis can be a hereditary thing. However, in our country what we eat plays a large role in how our body will respond to certain attacks from outsiders. Because of our lifestyles we can become extremely susceptible to arthritis.
Cold weather and arthritis do not go hand in hand. Foods we eat or don’t eat can play a critical role in how our body will repair itself and fight off arthritis
A healthy arthritis diet will include these types of foods.
- Cold water fish
- Unsalted nuts and seeds
- Grains and pulses
Deficiencies in certain nutrients can lead to arthritis pain and that pain can increase as the weather gets colder. There are7 key ingredients you should look for in any good arthritis supplement product.
- Devil’s Claw
- Boswellia Serrata Extract
Fluids Flush Out Toxins
In the winter months our water intake usually suffers unless we are consciously thinking about it. We have a lot of water in our body and we need to make sure and keep those levels up. When we become dehydrated bad things can happen. Therefor any good arthritis treatment strategy will include plenty of liquids including water and juice. Not only is water good a good replacement theraphy it is also a wonderful carrier of toxins. These toxins can build up in our bodies and we need to flush that out. Flushing out the toxins as they develop can eliminate pain in your effected arthritic joints.
As the weather outside gets colder and colder, your joints will feel it and arthritis will probably flair up unless you are doing something about it. I am the worst when it comes to wearing pants or sweats because I love to wear short pants. In the winter my knees will begin to ache so badly that I have troubles sleeping. What I fail to realize is the fact that warm joints are happy joints.
To assimilate warm weather I need to keep my knees covered with pants, sweats or even neoprene knee wraps. If I can keep that joint warm, then the effects of cold weather and arthritis stay in check.
Arthritis Exercises and Rest
Arthritis exercises do plenty of good things for your body. From a health standpoint anyone who is overweight needs to shed pounds off their body which lowers the stress on the joints. Knees and ankles bear the brunt of your unwillingness to keep your weight under check. Whenever you exercise it will increase the blood flow in your body and it’s a wonderful feeling to know your heart rate is up and the blood is flowing freely in between your joints.
When you can increase your heart rate, it will also increase the blood flow in your body. Any type of exercise that increases blood flow without hurting your arthritic joints must be maintained in the winter months. Just like water, the blood can flush out toxins, bring much needed oxygenated blood to the joints and help decrease inflammation in your arthritic joints.
If you find yourself in a lot of pain after exercise don’t be afraid to ice down the effected area. The ice might dull the pain and with plenty of rest you should recover nicely. However if you experience a lot of pain from a certain type of exercise, try something different. Remember the key here is to get your blood flowing rapidly for an extended period of time. Do whatever it takes to get your blood flowing.
In our society we are always on the go, arthritis will slow us down, but we need to make sure and get plenty of rest and relaxation each and everyday. Your body will give you big time clues of when to slow down, please listen to it.
These arthritis treatment tips for cold weather have proven themselves for me and many of my friends who also suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. Give them a try and see how much your body responds and watch your confidence level increase to levels you have not seen since before you had arthritis.
Magnotherapy for Arthritis
Magnetic devices are now registered as prescribable medical devices in 54 countries worldwide. With new research being completed each year and doctors at last acknowledging that it is not a witch doctory and we shall hopefully see, with in the next few years, magnetic devices being prescribed with conventional pain killing drugs.