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Keep Moving This Winter to Prevent Minor Aches and Pains

As colder weather moves into the area, you’re sure to feel the effect on your body. For many people, the winter season wreaks havoc on their joints and bones. Subsequently, they must learn to live with minor aches and pains for months on end.

Fortunately, there are some simple ways to reduce the number of aches and pains you suffer from as a result of cold weather. One of the best things you can do is keep moving. Yes, you read that right. It can be as simple as remaining active during the coldest months of the year.

When it’s cold, you have the tendency to stay inside and remain dormant (for the most part). That only makes things worse on your bones and joints. Instead of doing this, find a way to keep moving. This can be as simple as running on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike.

And of course, if you’re up for it, you can still head outdoors to get your exercise. Just make sure you dress in layers and protect your skin. You don’t want to address one problem while inviting another.

Now’s the time to implement a plan for staying active this winter. Doing so can help prevent the minor aches and pains you’ve become accustomed to.

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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