Can We Feel The Weather In Our Bones?

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weather-bones-by-mac_celine.jpgDid you know that you really can feel the weather in your bones? 

At least, that’s what some people are saying when they relate certain aches and pains in the body to weather changes — like achy joints and migraines.

Arthritis, rheumatism, lower back pain and chronic muscle pain are typically linked with the weather. Remarkably one medical description for fibromyalgia (rheumatic muscle pain) includes weather-related pain as a diagnostic feature. Source

While science has yet to validate the claims, some doctors believe their patients really are feeling this pain.

For example, some joint aches have been associated with low pressure and high humidity.

While some in the science community dismiss that one can really feel the weather in his or her bones, it is true that weather does seem to affect our minds, bodies, and souls.

Some examples:

  • Dreary, cold weather can lead to depression.
  • Heat can make us irritable.
  • Sunny days can make us feel happier.

But more research needs to be done in order to confirm if this is all consistently true.

What do you think? Can you feel the weather in your bones?…


Tips For Controlling Cold-Weather Aches & Pains

Doctors think the following tips may help people avoid weather-related aches and pains:

  • Keep moving. Many people find that not sitting too long or taking frequent short strolls helps keep their joints from aching when the weather is cold.
  • Wear a few layers of clothes. It’s better than wearing one big warm item when you head outdoors or when you feel cold inside.
  • Stay where it’s warm. Get your exercise indoors during cold weather. Hit the gym or take a walk in the mall instead of walking outside.


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