Do you feel like your joints ache and your muscles are sore or you wake up with a stiff neck every morning? Here are some tips for you to improve your joint and muscle health for an active ageing lifestyle!
1. Maintain a healthy weight
Excess weight will place extra strain on your joints such as your knees, ankles and hip. By maintaining a healthy weight through a combination of healthy diet and exercise, you can limit the amount of stress on your joints and improve your joint health overall.
2. Stretch regularly
Spending 10-15 minutes stretching your muscles at least 2-3 times a week will improve your flexibility and range of motion of your joints, thereby improving both your joint and muscle health at the same time. Make sure to stretch safely and effectively with proper technique, in case you risk injuring yourself! Here (link to 23/9 Basic Stretches/Exercises) are some stretches and exercises we recommend!
3. Hydrate properly
Staying hydrated is important for overall health, including muscle health. Water transports nutrients to your muscle cells and hydration also helps to regulate your body temperature and keeps your joints lubricated. Remember to drink more water regularly, especially when you are working out to replace the fluids lost.
4. Keep up a healthy and appropriate diet
Did you know that the food you eat can help to relieve joint pain and muscle soreness? Here are some foods that we recommend!
5. Maintain correct posture
Proper posture can prevent additional stress on your joints and reduce injury to your muscles. Being careful and adopting the right posture during sitting, standing and carrying out repetitive motions such as lifting heavy objects will help to prevent injury and ultimately maintain your overall joint and muscle health.
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