Monthly Archives: December 2013

Does Cold Weather Cause Joint Pain?

December 16, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments  | 

4 Ways to Relieve Achy Joints   “Every mile is two in winter” said poet George Herbert. A poll of what people thought caused their joint pain found that 42 percent blamed cold weather — by far the leading cause. But can the elements really make your joints ache?   The scientific evidence is conflicting. Some studies find a strong relationship between short, cold, damp days and arthritis flare-ups. Research from Tufts University suggests changes in barometric pressure worsen knee pain in people… Read more »

Improving Your Immunity Naturally

December 9, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  No Comments  | 

Here’s information on how to take preventative steps to protect yourself from colds, flu and other infections.   1.  Probably the single best measure you can take is to wash your hands often and keep them away form your eyes and nose.   Take the time to wash under your fingernails as this is where some bacteria and viruses are harbored. 2.  Try to avoid contact with people who have a respiratory illness. 3.  Get enough sleep, relaxation and rest.  Running yourself down will lead to… Read more »

Want to Stay Young? Start Moving

December 2, 2013  |  Health Tips  |  No Comments  | 

A new study finds that exercise among older adults helps ward off depression, dementia and other health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes.   Exercise increased the odds of healthy aging as much as sevenfold, the researchers found. And apparently it’s never too late to start: Even adults who don’t begin exercising until they’re older could increase their odds of healthy aging threefold, the researchers said. The report was published online Nov. 25 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.  … Read more »