Did you know that 30% of people over the age of 18 in the USA complain of joint pain? Study
Are you one of them?
Joints are the junction where your bones come together and are connected by cartilage and connective tissues. Common areas of pain in the joints are the sacrum, spine (low back, mid back and neck), hips, knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, wrist, fingers, toes and jaw.
Joint pain, whether it stems from an old injury, accident or an inflammatory conditions like arthritis is common, but there is much you can do to avoid living with constant joint pain by focusing on proper exercise, nutrition and hydration.
Stretching (also yoga) is one of the best exercises that can be healing and beneficial for your joints. It can keep your tissues hydrated, muscles long and lean, and your joints fully moveable.....referred to as full range of motion. When any of your joints gets restricted, through injury, lack of movement, or inflammation, then the whole body can be thrown off balance.
Here is what you can do to keep keep your joints heath and happy no matter what age you are:
- Keep Moving. Exercise daily or simply take a walk to stay active.
- Nourish your body with a whole foods diet. Include plenty of healthy fats (avocado, olives, olive oil, fish -especially salmon, nuts and seeds)
- Take a high quality fish oil supplement
- Stay Hydrated. Drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water daily.
- Stretch or Do Yoga
Here is a Stretch Routine that will keep you fit and keep your joints happier all at the same time!