It’s a New Year and hopefully you have just re-joined the gym or are planning to get involved in regular exercise. The lifestyle choices you make today determine how your body will age. Exercise is the key, everyone knows they should be doing it, but the truth is really if you don’t use it you really do lose it. Exercise causes your bones to grow and strengthen, and joints to become lubricated, no exercise means that bones may gradually shrink and weaken due to lack of stimulation and joints become less fluid and mobile, so making exercise a priority is essential for keeping your bones and joints healthy.
Is pain getting in your way?Making positive lifestyle changes is paramount for healthy joints and bones, but when there is chronic pain due to injury, disease or overuse you may need added support. You may have previously struggled with side effects from using pharmaceutical painkillers such as constipation or ulcers. Thankfully there are natural options that assist the body to heal itself rather than just masking the symptoms.
Turmeric the natural herbal anti-inflammatoryTurmeric is considered as one of the major herbs in Ayurvedic Medicine as well as a popular inclusion in Indian cooking. The practitioners of Ayurvedic Medicine have known of these healing roots qualities for years and research affirms that Turmeric's active compound Curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties, which may assist in the relief of:
- Joint and body inflammation
- Joint swelling
- Stiffness associated with arthritis