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Cold chilling your bones? Exercise, hydrate and eat healthy to avoid pain, falls
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Cold chilling your bones? Exercise, hydrate and eat healthy to avoid pain, falls

The freezing temperatures can aggravate the condition of those suffering from joint pains or deteriorating bone health. This is because the bone loss in our bodies is at its peak owing to a variety of factors. Dr Manit Arora, Consultant, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Fortis Hospital Mohali, explains the preventive measures to maintain healthy bones during winter. How does cold weather affect bones? Stating that cold weather tends to increase sensitivity when the temperature drops, Dr Arora says, “Pain receptors become more sensitive during winter. Prolonged exposure to freezing temperature affects bone strength and causes pain in joints. The joints stiffen up. Wear appropriate woollen clothing and avoid falls,” says Dr Arora. His advisory is as follows: Tips to ensure bone health Ex...