More and more people suffer from joint problems, such as osteoarthritis or arthritis. Part of the responsibility is lack of exercise and engaging in high-intensity sports that overload the joints or are based on the repetition of certain movements, such as jumping and running. Of course, activity is always positive, but joints should be protected with specific exercises.
Exercises to prevent pain and arthritis
Joint pain (mainly in the back, knees, shoulders and ankles) can limit movement and even make daily activities such as walking, bending or climbing stairs difficult. That’s the problem joint pains do not warn and it manifests itself when there is already an injury or a rheumatic disorder. That is why it is important to be alert to the first symptoms (stings, stiffness, inflammation…) so that they do not lead to chronic diseases.
The good news is that osteoarthritis and other problems can be prevented, it is enough to start taking care of the joints as soon as possible gentle exercise routines such as yoga, which promotes mobility, flexibility and helps keep the musculoskeletal system in good general condition at any age.
Regular posture and practicing conscious breathing (at least twice a week) are the best allies for avoiding this type of discomfort, as well as for protecting bones in general, because strengthens the whole body and improves posture. In addition, it calms the mind and improves mood, which contributes to a better quality of life.
It promotes your joint health
Other factors that affect joint health include genetics and age, but again, leading a healthy lifestyle is key. If you want to have healthy joints, integrate exercise and yoga into your life and consider the following goals:
• Maintain an optimal weight since the joints do not sustain excessively heavy loads permanently.
•eat a balanced diet, with products rich in vitamin C to stimulate collagen production, without industrial sugars and reducing the intake of foods with a high purine concentration, because they create uric acid (red meat, shellfish, etc.)
• Drink lots of water so that the joints are lubricated and their mobility is facilitated.
• Take care of postural hygiene: sitting properly, bending the knees when lifting weights and avoiding repetitive movements at the wrist are small gestures with a big benefit.
Practice the sequence I suggest and you will notice how improve joint health, your discomfort is relieved and your agility is increased.