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5 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Joints Healthy

1. Keep a healthy weight.

Your weight-bearing joints, such as your knees, ankles, hips, and back, are put under additional stress when you are overweight. In addition, your joints are subjected to an extra four pounds of pressure for every pound of excess weight you carry, claims the Arthritis Foundation. You can lessen the impact on your joints and lower your chance of developing joint damage by obtaining and maintaining a healthy weight. 

2. Stay active. Maintaining an active lifestyle can ease joint stiffness.

Maintaining an active lifestyle might help your joints feel less stiff. Throughout the day, you should move around a lot and try not to spend too much time in one place. Stretching, swimming, cycling, strength training, and other low-impact exercises can all help keep your joints flexible and may even help you lose a few extra pounds. You should always take it gradually at first and if necessary, use the appropriate safety gear.

3. Try some strengthening exercises

Your joints are supported and stabilized by your muscles and bones. In addition, you can develop strong muscles that protect and maintain the mobility of your joints by including strength training exercises in your daily training. Your core-strengthening workouts should target your stomach, back, and chest muscles; a strong core can assist to minimize balance issues, falls, and other mishaps that could result in a joint injury.

4. Maintain proper posture.

By maintaining proper posture, you can prevent additional damage to your joints and lower your risk of injuring the nearby muscles. You can prevent painful injuries or joint damage by paying attention to your posture when engaging in repetitive motions, sitting, and standing — and by being extra cautious if you are carrying or lifting heavy objects.

5. Remember to eat healthy.

A well-balanced diet can help you reduce extra weight and improve the health of your joints. Additionally, consuming lean proteins can assist in developing powerful muscles. Eating foods rich in calcium and vitamin D, such as dairy products and other fortified foods, can help you maintain strong bones. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish, including salmon and mackerel, and they can help with joint inflammation.

For keeping your joints extra healthy, try our LUBRICEN® knee patches.

Each patch delivers joint lubrication in a more effective and convenient way. Most physical activity places huge load forces on the knee joint when running, jumping, and turning – a lack of synovial fluid in the knee during these periods causes the cartilage to be compromised and often results in inflammation of the articular surfaces. This is the pain most people feel when trying to exercise or be physically active. The patch helps provide lubrication to the knee to prevent downstream pain and assist its overall function for greater mobility.