Just discovered one more side-effect of chocolate: aches and pains in my neck, shoulders and forearms. Well, it’s not really an ache (or a pain) actually, it’s more like a tingling. In my forearms, it feels like I’ve been using a mouse too much; a bit like that carpal-tunnel thing. In my shoulders, it feels like I’ve pulled a muscle on the top of my back. In my neck, it just feels like my muscles are tight.
Of course, it might not be the chocolate at all. It could be that I’ve been reading whilst walking too much recently. I mean, I have been walking a bit more than usual lately. I’ve gotten back into my 10,000 steps (85 heart points) per day routine and most of that is spent holding a book.
Or, as I said, it could be the chocolate. I’ve been eating a bit too much of that this week (one big bar (150g) per day).
I’ve decided to stop the chocolate to see if the tension in my body eases. If it doesn’t then I’ll resume the chocolate and cut down on the reading whilst walking (means: I’ll still walk, but I’ll probably try audiobooks at the same time). So, yeah, let’s see how that goes.
Oh, and yeah, before you ask – I’ve tried stretching. It works for my neck, but not for anything else (yet).