13 Jan 2014

Beating the January Freeze

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Whether or not the freeze up from across the Atlantic arrives here, January is the middle of winter and keeping all parts of the body warm and moving is a good idea. At northlondonosteopaths.co.uk we recommend that you start the day with muscle stretches slowly and gently. Put one leg in front of the other, so that you feel a stretch in the calf muscle of the back leg. Hold it for three or four seconds, then change legs and repeat. Do this on both legs for about 4 times. Warm up your shoulder and arm muscles by swinging your arms in circular motions, first clockwise then anti clock wise. Again do this in total for about 4 cycles. Alan Nevies suggests that by warming up in this way before you go out in the cold you are enabling your body to deal with the challenges that the plunging mercury brings. It is a simple and short strategy and can be done in about five minutes at home. It brings a potentially large gain for a small investment of time and energy, so just do it!


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