With the temperature dipping and winters at its peak, the chances people suffering from various ailments is very high. Although viral infection, cold, and cough are some of the common health complications, this time of the year cold worsens pre-existing joint pain.
Joint pain can be easily prevented by following these simple steps:
Eat a healthy diet
A nutritious and healthy diet is the key to prevent any health complications. The simplest thing that you need to do is include vegetables, cereals, dairy products, seasonal fruits in your daily meals.
Induce in vitamin-rich foods
People who are suffering from generalized pain during winters are advised to consume foods that are rich in vitamins ( D, C, and K) and minerals, especially calcium. Rich foods like spinach, cabbage, tomatoes and oranges contain both vitamins and minerals. This is because these vitamins play an important role in the production of cartilage and tissue.
Stretching and exercise done with light weights are good for people who are suffering from joint pain. By doing so, you are easing the weight and relaxing the knees as well. Apart from this, cycling, walking, aerobics and swimming stretches the knee muscles and improve flexibility as well.
Avoid bathing in cold water
With cold weather and low temperature, the chances that one will experience a joint pain is high. Henceforth, it is advised that use warm water instead of cold water for baths instead. In addition to minimizing the joint pain, warm bath reduces the stiffness and soothes knee pain commonly seen in patients suffering from arthritis.
Bask in the sun
Start your day by making the most from the sun. Soaking in the sun in the morning or evening just does not stimulate the production of vitamin D but also improves blood circulation in the body.