Ailments like arthritis, gout, and fibromyalgia can affect your daily life with aches and pains. The more you take care of your joints, the easier your day-to-day life may be. Here are a few things that can make a big difference and allow you to enjoy life a little bit more without worrying about those aches and pains.
Visit a Bar
No, not with alcohol - a salad bar! Certain veggies like romaine lettuce, broccoli, kale, and spinach can assist in slowing down the destruction of your cartilage and bones. Vegetables are also rich in antioxidants and other nutrients that can help fight inflammation and protect against further cell damage.
Smoking can actually increase pain and discomfort over time because it boosts inflammation in the body. If you smoke, you also have a greater risk of fracture than people who don't smoke. It's easier said than done, but reducing/quitting smoking can help lessen inflammation and may help reduce your pain or discomfort.
Get Up & Exercise
Low to moderate intensity exercises like swimming or bike-riding can help lower your uric acid levels. These exercises specifically don't put as much pressure on your ankle, feet, and knee joints, so you may find it easier to do than other exercises like walking or hiking. That's not to say walking or hiking isn't beneficial - it is. But if you're looking for different exercises or exercises that allow you to stay off your feet for a while, swimming and bike-riding are good options.
Take Your Vitamins
Taking vitamins is a great way to receive the nutrients you may be lacking in your diet and help decrease uric acid in your body. Vitamin C specifically is an antioxidant that has been known to reduce uric acid levels in people who have gout. Supplements like our Uric Acid Support Capsules also work to relieve your joint, muscle, or nerve discomfort associated with uric acid.
Having strong joints and focusing on your overall joint health is the first step to a pain-free life. Safeguard your joints before your pain gets worse by following some of the steps mentioned above.
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