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Prevention & Wellness

Improve Agility

Agility is key to long-term joint health. There are a few simple things that most people can do to keep their joints strong and vital today and in the future.

  • Weight Loss - reducing weight by as little as 10% can help reduce the stress on joints.
  • Stretching - helps with flexibility, and muscle movement will help with minor aches and pains.
  • Exercise - range-of-motion exercises, as well as strengthening and endurance exercises keep joints active.
  • Massage - offers temporary relaxation and therapeutic benefits.
  • Heat - treatments such as hot packs, heating pads and whirlpools are excellent sources of moist heat.

Supplements

The following is a list of supplements having a positive affect on joint health. Before you begin taking any supplement routine, you should consult your physician.

  • Glucosamine - a natural component of joint cartilage. Studies have shown that 1,500 mg of glucosamine per day helped rebuild and renew existing knee and hip cartilage.
  • Chondroitin Sulfate - provides dietary support for healthy joints and bones.
  • SAMe (s-Adenosyl-L-Methionine) - helps to promote healthy joints.
  • MSM (Methylsulfonyl-methane) - is an organic sulfur found within connective tissues and joint cartilage.
  • GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) - is an important omega-6 oil, supports healthy joint function.

 

 

                   

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