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Protect Your Joints!

aging inflammation Jan 16, 2014

There are many things that one can do to protect your joints from the ravages of time . Here are just a few of them!

1. Choose low impact sports for the bulk of your workouts. Swimming, yoga, walking, cycling, and low impact aerobics are but a few of the activities that are easy on your joints. Running can be very hard on the joints, but if you must run…

2. Wear proper shoes for your activity. Choose a good shoe that fits your activity. Wear orthotics if necessary and…

3. Warm up and stretch well. this will allow for adequate space between the joints so that you are not overly grinding away at your cartilage. Also stretching well will prevent injuries and help you to perform well.

4. Drink an adequate amount of water. Water hydrates your joints and tissues so that they can move properly and can detoxify waste material well.

5. Massage therapy, rolfing and other forms of bodywork can help relief muscle tightness, thus allowing proper space between the joints. Bodywork can also help with pain relief.

6. Sleep on a good mattress. We spend approximately 1/3 of our life in bed. Your back and joints will thank you if you invest in a good quality mattress.

7. Limit the amount of nightshades in your diet. These include tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant , and tobacco. These can exacerbate inflammation.

8. Avoid your food allergens. Eating your allergens can also contribute to an inflammatory condition in your body. Please contact me for more information in identifying and eliminating your food allergies.

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