Any exercise, physical activity otherwise known as movement that you are willing to participate in on a regular basis helps maintain a state of physical wellbeing and, due to endorphin production, can also enhance mental wellbeing.
If you've ever noticed how stiff your back can be upon rising in the morning after a long night's sleep, taking a few minutes before your feet hit the ground to do a few stretching exercises can make a tremendous difference!
If you feel like you experience an increase in your joint aches in the winter months, it’s not just in your head! Many individuals report more discomfort during cold weather months. And while the reason for this is still largely unknown, some experts believe that low barometric pressure causes joint tissues to expand slightly, which can result in increased discomfort.
Although we can’t control the weather (trust us, here in Rexburg, Idaho, we wish we could!), there are a few things you can do to help ease joint aches in the winter months.