Warm Up to Winter: Joint Care Tips for Staying Active Year-Round

Warm Up to Winter: Joint Care Tips for Staying Active Year-Round

Five low-impact exercise ideas you can enjoy during the winter or any time of year!

Freezing weather may make it tempting to skip your fitness routine—especially if you’re experiencing occasional joint discomfort. But with proper joint care and some fun winter exercise ideas, staying active on even the coldest days doesn’t have to give you the chills.  

Tips for Winter Joint Care 

Many people report that a drop in temperature may worsen joint discomfort. For one, the cold could thicken synovial fluid—a solution that acts as a lubricant—making it less effective at reducing joint friction. A drop in barometric pressure may even cause your muscles and tendons to expand, putting added stress on your joints. Instead of hunkering down in the winter, try these tips to help support your joints and get more out of your cold-weather workout: 

  • Bundle up. Dress in layers to keep your body warm and comfortable as you move. 
  • Ramp up your activity. Warm up slowly and try some stretches to help you loosen up. 
  • Relax with heat. Try a heating pad to soothe your body after a tough workout. 
  • Try Osteo Bi-Flex® Triple StrengthΔ. Proactively make this a part of your daily wellness routine to help soothe your joints while improving joint function for comfortable movement in winter and all year round*  

5 Winter Exercise Ideas to Support Joint Health 

Movement is key to supporting joint health, but sometimes, it’s just too cold to stick to your usual exercise plan. In that case, try these ideas for low-impact movement you can enjoy during the winter or any time of year!  

1. Take a yoga or tai chi class 

These low-impact exercises may help with your flexibility, balance, and range of motion, and they often can be modified for different ability levels. Plus, many people find the gentle stretches and movements relaxing. Look for a class near you or try a virtual class you can enjoy from the comfort of home!  

 2. Dive into aquatic exercises 

Winter is the perfect time to jump in the pool—a heated indoor pool, that is! Because water is buoyant, it may help to relieve pressure on your joints while you’re doing aquatic exercises such as water walking or strength training. Swimming laps is another great option for a winter workout that supports joint health. 

3. Give indoor cycling a try 

According to the Mayo Clinic, cycling may be easier on the joints than some other aerobic exercises. But if it’s just too cold to go for a bike ride outdoors, try a virtual or in-person spin class to get your heart rate up. Other options include using a portable stationary bike or even a pedal exerciser that fits under your desk—perfect for squeezing in some low-impact movement while working or watching TV. 

4. Go hiking or bird-watching 

Walking has many health benefits, including helping to improve your strength and balance. If you need an incentive to get moving in chilly weather, the beauty of nature might make heading outdoors more appealing. Alternatively, you could hit the treadmill—but enjoying winter wildlife or getting your heart rate up on a hilly trail is worth braving the cold! 

5. Break out your best dance moves 

Dancing is not only a perfect indoor workout, but many types of dance are low impact and may be great for those trying to minimize joint stress. Try a class in salsa, ballroom dancing, or line-dancing—or groove to your favorite tunes at your own speed. What better way to break a sweat and brighten up a dreary winter day? 

Using Joint Care Supplements to Support an Active Winter Lifestyle 

Along with other healthy lifestyle changes, continued daily use of joint supplements can help support joint comfort, mobility and flexibility in winter and all seasons—so you can live life to the fullest.*  

Osteo Bi-Flex® Triple StrengthΔ contains 1500mg of Glucosamine, a key component of joint connective tissue. Plus, Joint Shield™ 5-LOXIN Advanced®, a highly concentrated herbal extract, helps to improve joint comfort in 7 days†, with continuous improvement over time.‡* Adding Osteo Bi-Flex® Triple StrengthΔ or one of our other great products to your daily joint care routine could help support your active lifestyle even when the temperature dips.*  

This winter, it’s time to move on YOUR terms—and that starts and ends with joint care. Shop our joint health supplements and start warming up to winter fitness! 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 
†Based on three human studies with 5-LOXIN® Advanced where subjects rated their joint health over time, subjects’ joint health improved within 7 days, and continued to improve throughout the duration of the studies. 
‡In a select study, participants taking Joint Shield (5 LOXIN ADVANCED®️) or placebo over 90 days rated their joint comfort during daily activities.  
∆Refers to level of Glucosamine HCl per tablet compared to Regular Strength.   
5-LOXIN ADVANCED® is a registered trademark of PLT Health Solutions - Laila Nutraceuticals, LLC. U.S. Patent #8,551,496 and patents pending. 
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