With cool weather and endless gray, dreary, wet weather here in Maine, we are far from the warm, sunny days we envisioned when May rolled around. We posted just the other day about how you can boost your mood with bright colors and light when the weather has you down, but what about your health?
We did some research on WebMD.com, and found that not only does rainy weather put a damper on your mood, but it can also contribute to aching joints and muscles, lead to migraines, and trigger allergies and asthma!
For those prone to aching joints, they note that the best thing you can do for long-term relief is to perform “weight-bearing exercises.” But for short term relief, we’ve found that a heating pad can work wonders. Our favorites are these soft fleecy hot and cold pads in cute animal shapes like sheep, bear, and dachshund. We love them not only because they are made in Maine, but also because they are safe, natural and filled with corn so they have a faint, but delicious popcorn smell – just the thing for curling up on a cold rainy, day!