Dial down dis­com­fort with a book

Woman's World - - News -

Knees or hips com­plain­ing lately? Blame the weather! A Tufts Uni­ver­sity study found that joint pain in­creases with ev­ery 10-de­gree tem­per­a­ture drop. Thank­fully, un­wind­ing with a hobby you love—like read­ing or knitting—for 15–20 min­utes daily re­duces your risk of aches by 36% and cuts re­cov­ery time in half if you’re al­ready sore.

The why: Ac­cord­ing to Nor­man Rosen­thal, M.D., au­thor of Su­per Mind, plea­sur­able breaks slow the pro­duc­tion of the stress hor­mone cor­ti­sol, which en­ables your body to re­pair dam­aged tis­sues.

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