Cold Weather and Chiropractic Care
By Corrective Chiropractic
Whether you love the dropping temperatures and potential for snow, or you’re longing for the long and warm days of summer, winter is here ready or not. While this brings a welcome change for many, it can also bring a few problems into our lives. Pipes burst, roads freeze over, and electric bills go up. But perhaps a far more serious side effect of the winter months is a direct hit on our health. Take a look at how the cold affects our health and how adding chiropractic care may help you survive the winter more comfortably.
Cold weather can affect your health. Find out how to keep yourself well and your home warm during winter @ www.nhs.uk/keepwarmkeepwell
Protect your health in the cold
If you start to feel unwell, even if it’s a cough or cold, don’t wait until it gets more serious. Seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.
Follow these tips on keeping well in the cold:
- find out if you can get the flu jab for free on the NHS
- wear several layers of clothes rather than one chunky layer – clothes made from cotton, wool or fleecy fibres help to maintain body heat
- have at least one hot meal a day – eating regularly helps keep you warm; and make sure you have hot drinks regularly
- try not to sit still for more than an hour or so indoors – get up and stretch your legs
- stay active – even moderate exercise can help keep you warm
- wrap a scarf loosely around your mouth when outdoors – add a hat and wear shoes with a good grip, too. If you have a heart or respiratory problem, stay indoors during very cold weather
When scraping ice from the car windshield, be careful not to over-stretch – go around to the other side of the car when necessary. Use a de-icer spray to make it easier when scraping.
Most importantly, book in to see your Chiropractor! During the winter months, your Chiropractic adjustment can help alleviate the pains associated with your neck and back.
Book in for your Chiropractic Adjustment. Call Aylesbury on: 01296 488288 or Milton Keynes on: 01908 774058
Cold Makes Pain Worse…
If you already suffer from a bit of pain, you already know that the cold can make it much worse. The chiropractor may be able to help by keeping the spine and body in the best possible state. They’ll align the spine, alleviate pain and stiffness, and improve your flexibility to help fight off that chronic pain through the cold. If chronic pain is a part of your life, chiropractic care is a great choice anyway. And beginning now, when the cooler winds are blowing their way in, chiropractic is an excellent idea for ultimate body comfort.
Where Should You Go for Care?
If you’re ready to beat the cold weather with a trip to the chiropractor, check out Corrective Chiropractic Aylesbury or Milton Keynes. At the clinics, you’ll meet friendly and professional chiropractors who truly care about your health and well-being. A little care goes a long way, so be sure to protect your body and your health all winter long starting with a trip to Corrective Chiropractic today.
Cold Often Means Extra Weight…
This is the time of year when we tend to gain a little weight. And extra weight can put extra strain on your joints, causing pain and discomfort. While chiropractors can’t control your weight, they may help advise you, keep your spine properly aligned and your joints in better condition; this may help the joints take a little more heat and pressure, and allow them to survive the cold and the extra pounds without too much additional discomfort.
Cold Means Inactivity
OK, let’s be real for a second. 90 percent of us are simply not known for their ability to withstand cold weather. Sure, we can take a few months of lower temperatures, but it’d be a lie to say that most of us just relish the thought. When the colder weather hits, many people stick to indoor activities. And this means plenty of time on the sofa with a blanket and in general we are less active. This can wreak havoc on your health as a whole, but one of the most noticeable places is in the back. It gets stiff and inflexible and uncomfortable. With chiropractic care, you may be able to fight off some of this discomfort and keep your back more flexible through the cooler months ahead.
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