One of the most frequent questions I get asked around this time of year is:
“With the weather getting colder how do I prevent my joints from stiffening up and my mobility slowing down?"
What is crucial about this type problem is understanding “why” this happens.
Let me explain…
The joints in the body are lubricated and nourished when we move. As we grow older (and as the weather gets COLDER) it makes keeping active more challenging which can lead to joint and muscle stiffness.
The other important factor to be aware of is that as we grow older the fluid that keeps the joints of the body supple reduces AND the smooth cartilage that cushions the joints thins leading to joint stiffness.
Being dehydrated, not taking enough exercise and EVEN being too stressed have all been proven to lead to reduced mobility.
In order to reduce stiffness follow these simple tips that you can easily make part of your daily routine:
1. Stay Hydrated: one thing that a lot of people overlook but which m