On cold days, watch for…
One 2013 Swiss study found a significant increase in heart attack risk in winter and a decrease in summer. This is because systolic blood pressure levels tend to be around 3.5 mm Hg lower in the summer. Dr. Pedro Marques-Vidal, an author of the study, recommends keeping a more careful eye on your heart health in the winter. Learn more about why heart attack risk is higher in the winter and how to combat it.
Cold, dry air sucks moisture out of the skin, which makes it more vulnerable to the disease’s trademark red, scaly patches. A good, greasy, penetrating moisturizer can help. Here are some winter skincare tips straight from dermatologists.
On rainy days, watch for…
As atmospheric pressure drops, tissues near joints expand and put pressure on nerves. (However, some studies that tracked symptoms with weather didn’t find a strong link.) Use these simple life hacks to make arthritis less painful.