Therefore, if you experience indicative creaks and crunches, discomfort and joint stiffness, try to follow the following three important recommendations:
1.Exercise More Often
“Motion is life” – this phrase is timely more than ever when we talk about the health of our joints. The thing is that under low physical activity the blood and nutrition supply to the joints decreases. Without exercising the muscles attached to joints decondition, weaken and cannot adequately support them. All this results in that the joints can hardly bear even a small load, their elasticity and strength decrease and the rate of aging accelerates. Therefore, it is important to maintain a high level of physical activity. Adhere to the “gold standard” – walk no les than 10 thousand steps a day. Use a pace counter to analyze your physical activity.
2.Watch Your Weight
It is not for nothing that many experts relate the joints problems to excessive weight: it steps up pressure on cartilages, especially on those of knee and hip joints and also of the backbone. The more a person weighs, the higher is the load, and therefore, the faster age the joints. Moreover, due to accumulation of fat around the joint, the blood stream to the joint is hindered, which again results in deficiency of nutrients. Revise your diet pattern, reduce the consumption of sweeties, salt and junk food.
3.Ensure Adequate Nutrition of Joints
Balance diet is important not only for maintaining normal weight, but also for the joints to receive necessary nutrients for renovation and rehabilitation of cartilaginous tissue. You should by all means include complex carbohydrates, protein, vegetables, and start administering chondroprotective compounds, i.e. pharmaceuticals that contain components necessary for the health of the joints. In this context, it is advisable to buy medications from a renowned manufacturer who produces them in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice standards for medicinal products.
When selecting a chondroprotective medication, pay attention to its content. The following components contribute to the effect of medications:
• collagen – a protein that prevents cartilaginous tissue from thinning and adds elasticity, strength and load-bearing characteristics;
• chondroitin and glucosamine – they trigger a process of cartilaginous tissue regeneration by inducing its rehabilitation;
• methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) – reduces pains, swellings and inflammations, and also improves conductibility of nutrients into cartilaginous tissue of joints and backbone;
• hyaluronic acid – a most important component of arthral fluid. It is a “magic gel” that retains moisture in the joints and protects their elasticity and ability to cushion loads.
It should be remembered that the cartilaginous tissue restores slowly, therefore be patient: three months after you start following the above recommendations you will experience changes for the better.