Winter is right around the corner, and this chilly season can bring with it increased joint pain. The exact reason for this phenomenon is still debated, but there’s no denying that colder temperatures cause increased pain for so many people. Here are a few ideas to help lessen your joint pain this winter.
Increasing your fish oil dose is an easy and effective way to combat winter joint pain. Omega 3 fatty acids have been clinically shown to help reduce inflammation, and they help improve joint lubrication - two ways to feel better with one easy supplement.
We’ve discussed the merits of AIP (the autoimmune protocol) diet in several blogs, but you don’t have to go full AIP to reap the benefits of decreased joint pain. This winter, try cutting out nightshades only. Nightshades can increase inflammation, so cutting them out during winter is an easy way to lessen inflammation and joint pain. This season, skip the potatoes and eggplants, and give some new veggies a try.
Lastly, be sure to exercise regularly. Even gentle exercise like yoga can be effective in lessening joint pain. Exercising boosts your body’s production of synovial fluid, the fluid responsible for lubricating joints. A well-lubricated joint is a healthy joint, so try having some time on the yoga mat or go for a jog to help stay pain-free this season.