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Do Your Muscles Hurt When It's Cold Outside?

I know mine do !

Cold weather causes muscles to lose more heat and contract, causing them to get tight,

Joints get tighter, muscles can lose their range of motion and nerves can more easily be pinched.

During the colder temperatures , muscles are forced to work much harder to complete the same tasks they complete easily in milder weather. This causes more damage to the muscle tissue and can result in increased soreness. To counteract the damage, be sure to warm up for a little longer than usual. You might want to start doing this as It is essential for your health and self care.

Using exercise resistance bands also help with working out to strengthen your muscles and helps you maintain healthy and strong.

Begin your workout with light cardio exercises, or do some brisk walking. This will raise your core temperature and ensure oxygen and blood are flowing throughout your body.

You should warm up for 10 minutes when the temperature is between 35 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit. For each 10 degree temperature drop below 35, extend your warm-up by five minutes.

You can keep a shoulder pulley over the door, this gives you flexibility, stretching and range of motion.

One of the things I learned after my shoulder injury is the importance to warm-up, stretch, and do anything you can to protect yourself and your health, and as always be aware watch how you scan, how you position your screen, the height of the gurney, do not scan over or above your head, drop your shoulder and keep it next to your body, keeping your reach at 30 cm or less. Never scan with your arm extended away from your body, have the patient move closer to you whenever possible, if you ask them politely they will help you.

Avoid extending your arm over the control panel and keyboard.

Reduce arm abduction, scan with your elbow at 90 degree angle.

Also having a power protein shake can also support muscle and workout recovery.

As always start slowly and do not push yourself, little by little improvements can be seen and you will feel better and have a long lasting career.


~ Just keep getting better little by little day by day


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