Published: 2018-04-29 15:07
Last Updated: 2018-04-29 15:42
Editor: Arwad Khalifeh
How to confuse Jordan's confusing weather
Jordan’s weather last week reminded us of Katy Perry’s single “Hot N Cold.”
“'Cause you're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in then you're out
You're up then you're down
You're wrong when it's right.”
We live in a four-season climate and it feels like we’ve experienced all four seasons last week: The weather was hot then cold, the rain was yes then no, the temperature was up then down, and our wardrobe choices were wrong then right.
Many people report an increase in muscle pain during drastic weather changes, and some researchers have linked cold weather with an increase in inflammatory pain.
Cold weather can also exacerbate asthma symptoms, while general weather changes can trigger migraines and allergies, cause fatigue, irritability, lethargy, decreased concentration, coordination and thinking, and sleep disturbances.
Those reactions and symptoms in our body are referred to as Meteoropathy; they occur 24-48 hours before the weather change and are caused by factors such as air pressure, temperature, humidity, UV rays, the wind, thunder, rain, and ionization effect.
Don’t sweat! We have tips to help you cope with Meteoropathy.
Prepare yourself for what’s to come in advance in order to ease your meteoropathy symptoms before they occur.
Wear multiple layers, even if it looks springy outside. It’s easier to take layers off than to have a missing one and end up with your teeth chattering from the cold.
Under my umbrella
Do what the Brits do and keep an umbrella in your bag at all times. Right now, you never know when it’s going to rain in Jordan.
Eat foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids as they can aid in diminishing inflammation.
Exercise is one of the best ways to lift your mood and release happy endorphins when the weather is making you miserable.
Keeping your home temperature at 20 degrees Celsius will keep your body stable. That means no cold weather symptoms or headaches from the heat.
Calm your nerves
Drinking chamomile tea or adding lavender oil to your atmosphere can do you wonders.