To live is to move, and to move is to live.
To function in life, we all have to move and the most important part of our movement is our joints. Without healthy joints, movement can be uncomfortable as we begin to feel stiffness and pain while moving. And as our joints and cartilage continue to degrade, eventually arthritis can develop – leading to the inflammation of the joints. Symptoms of arthritis such as stiffness, pain and swelling of joints can occur over time but it may also occur suddenly.
How do we keep our joints healthy?
Our joints rely on movement to receive their nourishment. So safe to say, the best way to ensure healthy joints and cartilage is through regular and safe exercise. However, it is actually recommended that we practice more low-impact exercises such as walking, cycling, swimming and strength training.
While a good daily run can do wonder for your health, it may cause injury as our joints are overworked due to the strenuously exercise, so our best bet is to keep it low impact.
Maintaining a healthy weight is also recommended as shedding extra pounds off can take a lot of pressure of our poor joints. So, if you’re concerned about your joint health, it might be time to start that diet of yours.
Speaking of diets, having a diet rich in fatty fish like salmon or mackerel can also do wonders for our joints as they are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids which help keep our joints healthy and well lubricated. If you don’t like fish, maybe try fish oil capsules instead.
Regular supplementation of glucosamine and chondroitin can also provide our joints and cartilage with nutritional support as we age. Numerous studies have shown that the two in combination are extremely beneficial to joint health and are often prescribed ad adjutant therapies for those already living with arthritis.
What eases joint discomfort?
Living with joint pain can be unbearable, but thankfully there are many treatments out that can help manage the pain. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Diclofenac for one can offer almost instant relief for those with joint pain, however, long-term use of the drug is not really recommended as there are some rather nasty side effects such as increased risk of stroke or heart attack.
Instead, we recommend supplementing with natural pain relief and anti-inflammatory foods such as Boswellia Serata, Green-lipped Mussels and Curcumin to help ease the pain. These foods can be taken orally but Boswellia Serata & Green-lipped Mussel extracts can be applied directly to the injured site to directly treat it.