Relieve Joint Pain
Joint pain is one of the most common problems that we experience in our day to day life. Our bodies have joints so we can walk, run, use our arms, wrists, and move our fingers. We use our joints constantly, everyday of our lives and sooner or later especially as we age that movement will cause fatigue, strain, stiffness, or worse chronic disease. But, there is one common denominator in the reason for these pains and that is inflammation.
Inflammation is one of the root reason’s that these issues happen, so the best way to relieve joint pain is to tackle just that, the root. There are different tips and tools that you can use to relieve inflammation naturally, here are some that I currently use, and have used in the past! Combine them all together to create a holistic routine to fight joint pain!
Turmeric is available in powder form, tea, and capsules. You can use it in your cooking, or simply pop one of these natural capsules for potent all day relief. It is said that Turmeric is one of the most powerful natural anti-inflammatory herbs found in nature. If you are looking to start a natural regimen for joint pain relief, this is a great place to start.
Salt is inflammation’s best friend! Salt feeds inflammatory symptoms making tissue around the joints swell up, and causing muscles to stiffen. It is all around the number one thing to avoid if you are having pain! This means not just watching how much salt you put on foods, but also avoiding sodium filled fast food, premade and processed foods. Start reading your labels in the grocery aisle to avoid buying these products.
Drink Lot’s of Water
Water makes up a large part of the make up of our bodies, so it’s extremely important to stay properly hydrated everyday. When the body is dehydrated it can cause a worsening in inflammation throughout not just the joints, but the entire body. Drink at least eight, 8 oz. glasses of water a day, and flush out toxins in your tissues that can cause problems.
Eat antioxidant Rich Foods
Like I always say, “you are what you eat”. Eating foods that are high in vitamins, and antioxidants can help to repair tissue damage and reduce inflammation. Eat dark leafy greens, fruits, beans, whole grains, drink green tea and avoid sugars, and processed foods!
Exercise is not only good for our overall health and is needed to lead a healthy lifestyle, but it also acts as an anti-inflammatory method. Try to get at least 15 minutes of light cardio exercise a day. Remember to listen to your body and don’t over work yourself, it is possible to increase inflammation if you work your body too hard.