Do you really believe that as you get older you thighs should just hurt? That’s what we are told by many articles and medical science. And for many people that can be the case. However, it is possible to live a life free of pain and have great mobility. It really comes down to the lifestyle choices that we make every single day. Our choices determine our overall health. Many times we are not getting the essential nutrients that we need to really thrive. When it comes to arthritis, joint health, and if we hurt or not, there are some basic tools that we need to follow each day. The first is to realize that the structure of our body with our bones, muscles, and nerves are essential to our quality of life. Arthritis and the degeneration of the specific tissues are partially due to some wear and tear, however, that tends to be overused in my opinion. We are in charge of our health more than anything else. Let’s look at the best ways to manage our body to avoid the typical aches and pains for empowering your health.
I get asked often, what if I hurt? Even if you hurt. Find an exercise that works. If your hip hurts, then swim. If your knee hurts, then swim. If your back hurts, ride a stationary bike. If you can lift weights, then do that. You have to find an activity that you can handle. Research tells us its all about how we move every day.
2.Get More Minerals
We are heavily mineral deficient. It’s just the truth. We are not getting enough of what we need every day. Get checked for what you are deficient in and get the best nutrition to support it. A good multi-mineral is good for helping in this area.
3.Increase Healthy Fats
Fats are not the enemy. As a matter of fact, many people that struggle with aches and pains are really dealing with excess inflammation. Omega 3 fatty acids found in foods such as fish, are vital in this area.
Thought I was going to say milk? Not so fast. We are green vegetable deficient. Actually 1 cup of spinach or kale has as much calcium as a glass of milk. We need our greens for all of the rich mineral content they contain. If you struggle with getting your greens, there is an organic greens supplement that I use that tastes amazing.
5. Get Better Sleep
Did you know that there is actually a arthritis condition due to lack of sleep? When we don’t sleep there are factors in the body that can cause us to ache more, even if we don’t have any form of arthritis! Make sure to follow a great plan for better sleep.