This “excerpt” from my “The Healthy Habit” book comes right from one of THE most popular chapters.
It’s the chapter titled:
“Be Kind To Your Knees, You’ll Miss Them When They’re Gone”…
And basically, well, it just shows you some really simple ways to avoid knee pain limiting what you can do, or how long you can do it for!…
I’ll not waste any time in introducing this section called:
“Why Knee Pain Gets Worse In Winter”
“NOW LET’S skip from summer to winter.
We’re leaving the warm weather behind and moving into the cold, dark, damp months of winter. If you’re in your late 50s or 60s, there’s a good chance you’ve already experienced something strange happening to your joints when the temperature begins to drop.
They suddenly get that bit more annoying, nagging and painful, on a daily basis. If you’re struggling to put your finger on why it happens every year at the same time, I can assure you you’re not the only one it’s happening to.
The sensation that knee joints appear to become more stiff, ache more, clunk more and even swell more when the temperature drops is one that many men and women aged 50+ can hold their hand up to having suffered from.
There are many reasons why your joints appear to be more problematic come wintertime. Two villains in the story are the low temperature, which naturally restricts your circulation, and the fact that you’re much less likely to be active in winter, further restricting the blood supply.
Yet keeping joints mobile by being active is the equivalent of spraying WD40 on the stiff and rusty joints of an old bike or car – it’s essential oil that makes the ride much easier and smoother.
And here’s the thing that many people in their 50s and 60s fail to grasp: the long winter months and a sustained period of inactivity can be the root cause of what I call ‘all of a sudden’ lifelong knee pains.
You see, if your muscles get a long rest in winter, there’s a chance they’ll waste away to the point where they will not be able to support your knees as they once could when you start up again in the spring, when you feel more like being active.
And without the support of the muscles, knees are much more likely to end up arthritic.
Here’s what goes on:
After a long winter of inactivity and hibernation, the temptation is to automatically begin to exercise again when the good weather and light nights come around.
But your muscles may not be strong enough to suddenly start exercising again safely after so much rest.
Not if you’ve shut these muscles down for six whole months!
The harsh reality for many knee pain victims is that most of their problems will be added to by a long winter break from activity.
First you experience a lull in your exercise and then you think it’s OK to go back to doing all the things you did before the break.
So, with that in mind, here’s some big “tips” to help you avoid making this mistake: …THIS story continues on page 72 of the book!
So, what do you think about that information?
Find it helpful?…
And is that because “knee pain” is something that you have suffered with?
Or, are worried about that it might affect you, some time soon?
If so, you MUST order the book:
Because I devote an entire chapter to dealing with chronic knee pain – and doing it in the right way, that most doctors don’t even know of, that means you’ll be able to keep active for longer and live free from painkillers.
This is just one of “ten” chapters in my book dedicated to helping you live a life that is NOT dictated to by regular trips to the doctor, or coping on daily (addiction) painkillers.
The book is available to order priced
£17.99 currently just £12.99:
Please get it soon before the publisher puts the price back up:
– Published Author & Leading UK physiotherapist.
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