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.
- 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.
Just For Fun…
I’m a roller coaster junkie, a weather enthusiast, a frequent traveler, and a numismatist. My love for coins began when I was 11 years old. I primarily collect and study U.S. coins produced during the 20th century. I’m a member of the American Numismatic Association (ANA) and the Numismatic Literary Guild (NLG). I’ve also been studying meteorology and watching weather patterns for years. I enjoy sharing little-known facts and fun stuff about coins, weather, travel, health, food, and living green… on a budget.