Living with RA is tough – but the winter cold can make it worse.
While scientists haven’t found a link between cold weather and RA symptoms, here are some pain-relieving tips for times when the cold seems like too much to handle.
1. Try Stretching
Exercising can be tough during the winter, but it can help to find some time to engage in stretching and range of motion exercises.
2. Good Sleep
Did you know that pain and sleep are linked? Studies have shown that better sleep can improve pain symptoms. Sleeping during the winter can be tough, but electric blankets can help as well as a warm evening bath.
With the winter comes the holidays, and sometimes with the holidays comes stress. It’s important to manage the holiday stress and meditation can be a great way.