Good joint health is vital for your overall wellbeing and longevity. Exercises such as jogging, running or aerobics are all excellent ways to stay fit and healthy, yet they can have a negative impact on joints later on in life.
Learning to take care of your joints through good nutrition and exercise is essential if you want to reduce your risk of developing any unforeseen problems in the future. Below is a list of the best health and wellness habits to adopt to care for your joint health…
Get your Omega-3’s.Essential fatty acids founds in Omega 3’s and 6’s can help with reducing stiff, tender or swollen joints. This results in significant reduction in pain, improved blood flow and decreased inflammation. EFAs found in fish oil or hemp seed oil can also help to provide relief for osteoarthritis while improving cartilage cell metabolism.
Maintain a balanced diet. Eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and legumes is the best way to get a wide variety of nutrients and antioxidants into the body. Foods rich in Vitamin C such as oranges, carrots, spinach and tomatoes are known for their ‘superfood’ properties and in providing relief from joint pain. Including plenty of sulfur in the diet is a good idea because this plays an active role in energy production of the mitochondria of cells. Sulfur is also helpful in reducing chronic pain and fatigue.
Add Serrapeptase. This powerful enzyme can dissolve inflammatory tissue in the body, allowing for its safe elimination via the body’s organs. Serrapeptase is highly effective at reducing joint pain that’s often a persistent symptom of health conditions such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
Take Curcumin. As an anti-inflammatory compound, Curcumin can help to ease pain, swelling and inflammation in the body. Research shows that Curcumin is highly efficient at healing knee joint pain. In studies where Curcumin was examined against Ibuprofen, two groups of 109 participants with primary knee osteoarthritis were tested.One group took Curcumin in the form of turmeric, every single day for six weeks. The pain levels in participants were measured both from walking on ground and up stairs. By the end of the six week period, both groups were shown to have considerable improvements, but it was the Curcumin group that reported having less pain while walking on the stairs. They also reported higher satisfaction and experiencing less negativity from their treatment.
Exercise wisely. Choose activities that do not cause excess wear and joint on joint tissue. Walking is an excellent activity as it gently engages the cardiovascular system without causing over-exertion. Practising yoga can help to release stress and ease stiff and tense joints, while rebounding can help to keep the body and joints limber without adding tension.
Hydrate with H20. The body is mostly made up of water (H20). Water plays an important role in lubricating the cartilage between joints. This ensures it’s smooth and the right amount of friction is exerted between cartilage and the joints. For good health, it’s recommended to drink 6-8 glasses of water daily with a pinch of bicarbonate of soda.
Protecting your joints should be just as important as caring for the rest of your health if you want to experience true wellness and vitality. Following these above tips can help you to stay on the right track towards caring for and preserving your joints in the long-term.