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Be Proactive With Joint Health!

By Donna Stark

Do you generally wait until a part of your body starts to hurt before you think about how to take better care of it? If so, you may be more reactive with your health than proactive, and when it comes to the health of your joints, that's not the best stance to take. Your joints deserve your tender loving care long before they begin to hurt. They deserve a proactive approach and the best way to give that is by following the suggestions below and seeing your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic regularly.

Choose Water First

Water makes up the majority of your body's cartilage, and if you don't stay hydrated by drinking the recommended amount, your body will pull that water right out of those important connective tissues. The best way to keep that from happening is to choose water first, so skip the sodas, the coffees, and the energy drinks. 

Lose the Weight

Do you know what all those extra pounds are doing to your joints? Well, if your answer is that they apply excessive stress, strain, and pressure, you would be correct! Give your joints a break from that overbearing force and find a healthy diet and fitness plan that can help you lose some weight. If you are unsure of where or how to start, ask your doctor for advice.

Exercise Daily

In addition to helping you maintain a healthy weight, 30 minutes of daily exercise can also improve the function of your joints! Here are some of the best joint-friendly and low-impact exercises you can engage in.

  • Cycling
  • Yoga, Pilates, and tai chi
  • Swimming
  • Walking

Just remember to always warm up and cool down before and after your workouts! Five to 10 minutes is all you need.

Get Adjusted

Routine chiropractic care can significantly improve the health of your joints. The adjustments your chiropractor provides will place your body in proper alignment, which can help reduce joint dysfunction, pain, and degeneration. They can also help improve the range of motion and mobility of your joints, so you will be able to get on with the life you want to live.

A Proactive Approach Is the Way to Go

Taking care of your joints now can set you up for a pain-free life in the future, so take a proactive approach, follow the tips above, and see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic regularly. Your future self won't regret you doing so one bit!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Gilbert, Ariz.

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