Easing Winter Joint Discomfort

When chilly temperatures arrive, it’s natural to feel a little apprehensive. Why? Because along with the cold comes joint discomfort and pain that we would much rather avoid. With factors like atmospheric pressure changes, circulation issues, stiffness, and reduced lubrication impacting our comfort levels, finding a solution to help us through these colder months becomes a priority. 

That’s why we’ve put together a few straightforward tips to help you out. 

1. Stay Active

While it might be tempting to curl up and enjoy a lot of downtime during the colder months, staying active is crucial. Regular exercise helps your body maintain flexible, well-lubricated joints. 

But here’s the key: proper warm-up before heading out into the cold is absolutely essential. Sudden exposure to cold weather can shock your body and lead to more pain. So, ensure you warm up adequately before engaging in any physical activities like running, walking, or hitting the gym. And remember, you don’t have to get your workout done outside if the weather is poor—working out indoors is just as effective. 

2. Mind Your Meals

What you eat plays a significant role in how your body feels, and eating right can alleviate joint pain during the colder months. Enjoying leafy greens for vitamin K, wild-caught fish (or Organic Wild Microalgae®) for omega-3 fatty acids, and foods that are rich in vitamin C can go a long way toward helping to reduce any winter-related joint discomfort. 

Additionally, consider taking dietary supplements that are designed to help optimize your nutrition. Vitamin D supplements aid in calcium absorption and support bone health, while supplements like Flex from New Earth provide cartilage support and joint flexibility. 

3. Embrace Hydration 

Water serves a dual purpose during this time of the year—drinking it keeps you hydrated while soaking in it can help your joints find relief. If you want to take care of two birds with one stone, you can try swimming in warm water to simultaneously gain the benefits of exercise and warmth. 

Don’t let joint pain dampen your spirits during this cold season. Simple solutions exist to alleviate your discomfort, so take advantage of these strategies to give your joints the right tools to combat pain and keep you feeling your best all winter long.