Did you know that cold weather can affect your circulatory system? There’s nothing you can do to prevent it from getting cold outside, but you can take measures to help improve your blood flow and circulation in cold weather. PEMF therapy can improve your circulatory health.
How does cold weather affect your circulation?
You’ve probably heard that it’s important to keep your body’s core warm while you’re out in cold weather. Maybe you always make a point to keep your core warm even though you don’t exactly know why it’s important. There’s a good reason for this sound advice.
The colder it is outside, the harder that your body must work to maintain its temperature. As far as the body is concerned, the core is at the top of the totem pole. That is where most of our vital organs are located, after all. So the body prioritizes core warmth over the extremities. If your core gets too cold, your body will start redirecting blood from the extremities to your core to increase your core temperature.
That’s not the only way that your circulatory system is affected by cold weather. Blood pressure is often higher during the cold winter months. Lower temperatures cause blood vessels to narrow, which results in higher blood pressure.
Heart attacks are also more common in cold weather.If you’re already at risk for cardiovascular disease, you have to be more careful during the cold winter months.
Of course, there are also factors that aren’t directly related to the cold that can affect your circulatory system. Being less active and packing on extra holiday pounds may also contribute to increased blood pressure during the winter months.
What can you do to improve your circulation in cold weather?
Two easy ways to improve circulatory health during the winter are exercising and healthy eating. Managing a healthy weight through regular physical activity and a nutritious diet has proven to offer cardiovascular health benefits, as well as many other health benefits.
Something else that you should consider is pulsed electromagnetic field therapy. Research has shown that PEMF therapy can improve your circulation, and like a healthy lifestyle PEMF therapy offers many additional health benefits.
People use pulsed electromagnetic field therapy to treat acute conditions, chronic health problems, or as a regular part of a healthy lifestyle that emphasizes wellness. Call 877-473-6377 or contact PEMF Complete online for information about buying a PEMF system or leasing a PEMF system of your own.