Summer is here bringing with it sunshine, hot weather, and muscle aches?
We all know the summer months in Alberta come with ice cream, outdoor hikes, swimming, camping, and a whole lot of fun. But did you know that increased temperatures can exacerbate body aches and joint pain?
Summer muscle pain and body aches are more common than you think.
There are a number of reasons our bodies can have a few more aches and pains during those hot summer months.
Here are our top 3 reasons why and what you can do to prevent it.
Warmer temperatures paired with often more outdoor activity time can lead to our bodies requiring more water. The body has a hard time functioning if you don’t drink enough water. You may start to feel aches and pains all over your body.
Many people have trouble moving their joints because they don’t drink enough. Staying hydrated is essential for keeping the moisture in our body, which helps promote movement and reduce pain!
Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you take in. This can happen when you don’t drink enough or sweat a lot, both of which can happen in the summer heat. Symptoms of mild dehydration include thirst, dry mouth, headache, and weakness.
Prevent dehydration by:
- always keeping a water bottle with you
- eating foods that are high in water content, such as fruits and vegetables.
- start the day by drinking a nice tall glass of water before your morning coffee 🙂
- Heat cramps
When our bodies are exposed to hot environments in the summer, we may experience heat cramps. These are caused by a buildup of strain on muscles during exercise or other physical activity that leads them into spasms due to increased sweating and muscle tension; symptoms can range from mild discomfort in some cases all the way up to severe pain for those who have never experienced it before.
The most common cause of heat cramps is a loss of electrolytes through sweating. Electrolyte minerals include important ones such as sodium, potassium, and calcium which help our muscles function properly but when we lose too much it can lead to muscle contractions that result in muscle pain or discomfort for some people who experience this issue often.
If you are experiencing heat cramps, find some shade or a cool place to take a break for at least 20 minutes. Drink some water or a sports/ electrolyte drink and do some light stretching. To prevent heat cramps make sure to stay hydrated, listen to your body, and take breaks when you can feel yourself starting to sweat too much.
- Pressure Changes and Humidity
According to a few studies, the weather has something to do with the level of your body aches and pain. We’ve all heard someone say they can feel the weather change in their bones. Changing pressure in the air can cause the amount of fluid in a joint or the pressure inside a joint to fluctuate. Research has shown that higher humidity can be linked to increased pain and stiffness.
We can’t control the weather but when we feel muscle pain and body aches in the summer during pressure changes Muscle Check Sport and Arthritis is a great natural way to relieve the pain.
Another great way to help relieve pain from pressure change is to go for a swim. It is a great way to cool off in the summer.
Summertime is a great time to get out and enjoy the weather, but it can also be tough on our bodies. Make sure you are aware of the increased risk of muscle pain and body aches during the summer months and take steps to prevent them.
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