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4 Tips For Protecting Your Joints

  blog post author icon   blog post published date icon   09/08/19

Exercise  Nutrition  Supplements  

Being active is essential when trying to avoid serious health conditions like high blood pressure or heart disease. Working out or participating in a sport is something most people find enjoyable. While these activities can be fun, they can also put a strain on your body.

Instead of waiting until an injury occurs to think about your muscles and joints, take preventative measures to address this issue. Luckily, there are many things you can do to protect your joints when living an active lifestyle. Read below for some helpful tips on how to keep your joints in good shape.

Learn How to Properly Balance High and Low-Impact Exercises

Going to the gym and working out is something most active people and athletes do regularly. Getting your heart-rate up is essential when trying to get in great shape. Most people use high-impact cardio exercises like running or agility drills to workout. While this is a good idea, you need to find a balance between high and low-impact cardio to protect your joints. Running a few times a week is fine, but you don't need to do it every day. A great alternative to this high-impact exercise is a low-impact elliptical machine or treadmill walk. Not only will rotating these types of cardio help your joints, it also provides your entire body with a much-needed break.

Taking the Right Supplements

Finding high-quality supplements specifically designed to help with joint health is also a good idea. Ideally, you want to choose a supplement that features all-natural ingredients. NuMedica's Joint Replete supplement contains green-lipped mussel extracts. This substance has been shown to reduce pain and increase joint mobility. Before you begin taking a joint supplement, be sure to consult with your primary care physician. These professionals should have no problem offering you advice on whether a specific supplement is safe.

Buying the Right Shoes is Vital

Having the right gear is essential for a person who lives an active lifestyle. One of the most important pieces of gear in your workout arsenal are your shoes. A quality pair of shoes will provide comfort and stability. Failing to get a quality pair of shoes to wear while participating in physical activity can put undue stress on your joints. Figuring out your gait and your foot strike pattern is important when trying to get the right shoes. Getting this information will be easy when consulting with an experienced podiatrist. A podiatrist will be able to analyze the way you walk and provide you with the information you need to select the best footwear.

Choosing the Right Diet

As any fitness enthusiast knows, a healthy diet is the cornerstone of a fit body. If you are trying to reduce inflammation and joint pain, increase the amount of alkaline in your body is crucial. Foods like avocados, apples and spinach are a great addition to any diet.

Listen to Your Body

Writing off joint aches and pains as part of aging can come back to haunt you. Listening to the warnings your body is providing is a must. If you are looking for quality supplements to treat your ailments, speak with your qualified healthcare provider or contact

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