How to Keep Your Joints Healthy

Your joints take a hit as you get older. They’ve been used and abused for years, and as we age, they can get a little painful. The most common places to experience joint pain? The knees, wrists, and small joints of the fingers. These areas get quite a bit of use, and aches and pains are a normal occurrence as we age. If you suffer from joint pain, here are three ways to help keep your joints healthy and your mobility strong.

Exercise

Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your body, as you probably already know. Getting in a healthy dose of exercise can mean stronger muscles and bones, greater flexibility and an increase in your range of motion, and an increase in endurance. It can be tough to exercise when you already suffer from joint pain, but some lighter, low impact options may be beneficial. Try exercises like walking, swimming, or biking to get the best benefits for your joints.

Take Omega 3

Omega 3 Fatty Acids are a great nutrient for your body. While this fatty acid has multiple functions in the body, one such function is to lubricate your joints. To eat more of this healthy fat, try foods like avocado, lean fish (think salmon, mahi mahi, tilapia), or take it in the form of supplements. However you choose to take in this nutrient, rest assured that it will give you some great healthy benefits for your body.

Get Chiropractic Care

Getting regular chiropractic care has been shown to reduce joint pain in a growing number of patients. Chiropractors may be able to align your spine, meaning that your body can work more efficiently. This leads to less pain along the spine as well as in other locations around the body, such as your joints. Though many people originally seek the help of a chiropractor because of alternate reasons, they often come away with this added benefit of joint pain relief.

If you need some relief for your joints, walk into The Joint...the Chiropractic Place at anytime to get the care you need. A chiropractor at The Joint may be able to align your spine, leading to multiple healthy benefits all over the body. With walk-in appointments and affordable pricing, more and more people have the opportunity to benefit from this alternative form of medicine. Get to The Joint to get the care you need and experience a healthier body and mind.

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