When we think about winters, even the best fitness enthusiasts find their workout routines taking a back seat. When it is cold our body eventually goes into a hibernation mode due to reduced circulation and spasms in the muscles. This is because the cold weather makes the muscles lose more heat which makes them contract. In turn, stiff muscles causes more pressure on the nerves causing impingement. Here we have shared few exercises that you can do to keep joint pain at bay.
Stretching is an underrated exercise but it is the one that can set things right in winter because it helps in reducing joint pain and also helps to lubricate them while correcting your posture.
Walking might seem like a low impact exercise but it has lots of benefits. Joint movements while walking help to increase the blood flow in turn making them more lubricated. It is the good form of cardio that helps to maintain the warmth of our body, making the muscles and ligaments attached to the joints much relaxed and supple.
Practising yoga in winters cannot be stressed enough. Sookshma Vayama (loosening exercises) in yoga specifically targets various joints in the body. Regular practice of yoga helps to improve the cardiac efficiency and better the working of the nervous system.
Aerobics and cycling are a great way to not only start your day during winters but they are also the best way to stay fit because not only does a 30-minute cycling or aerobic session warm your body but it also makes sure you are burning a good amount of calories too.