How to Achieve Happy and Healthy Joints
By Donna Stark
Whether it is caused by poor posture, inactivity, injury, or arthritis, most people will often resort to rest and medication when experiencing inflammation and joint pain. But there are so many other things that can be done, both naturally and proactively, that may have better results! Restoring optimal health and mobility to your joints may require some significant lifestyle changes but fortunately for you, these changes aren't difficult to make. If you maintain a healthy weight, commit to a reasonable fitness program, eat healthily, and see your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic, you can end up with healthy and happy joints! Take a look.
Watch Your Weight
Carrying excess weight on your body is a huge contributor to joint dysfunction. Those extra pounds place increased stress, tension, and pressure on your joints which results in pain, discomfort, and limited mobility for you. And if you have already been experiencing pain in your joints, the additional weight will only exacerbate the pain you feel every day. It's vital that you maintain a healthy weight and you can do so with a nutritious diet, moderate exercise, and quality sleep.
Even though it may seem like rest is the way to go, your joints are actually craving movement! Staying physically active will help reduce stiffness and strengthen the muscles around your joints, which can lead to reduced pain and discomfort. And since you only need 30 minutes a day to achieve these results, there is no reason not to engage in some form of fitness. The most joint-friendly workouts are those that are low-impact, such as walking, swimming, and cycling.
Without a question, your joints require healthy, nutrient-dense foods! Avoid inflammatory foods that contain loads of sugar and additives, and stick to whole, natural foods you can find at the market. Fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, and heart-healthy fats should fill your plates. Also, don't forget to drink the recommended amount of water. Your joints need lubrication!
Your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic want you to know all about the benefits that come from routine chiropractic care! Regular chiropractic adjustments can help with joint pain by placing them in proper alignment, decreasing inflammation, and restoring function. On top of that, while chiropractic care helps to speed the healing process up, it is also slowing the degeneration process down. Your chiropractor will identify and target the underlying source of pain so you can look forward to quick relief and long-lasting results, without the use of medications!
With some simple modifications to your daily lifestyle and the addition of routine chiropractic care to your life, you can begin to feel better than you ever have before! Sound too good to be true? Come on in to The Joint Chiropractic to learn more.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Jacksonville, Fla.