How to avoid joint pain this summer
Summer is a wonderful time of year with warmer weather and longer days to spend in the garden, playing sport or going for long relaxing walks. However, for some, it can also be a time of increased joint pain as temperature and humidity can alter the level of fluid that fills joints resulting in inflammation.
Here are our tips on how to avoid joint pain this summer:
Stretching and warming up before physical exertion could help increase your flexibility and avoid injury, whilst stretching afterwards should help prevent stiffening of the joints later on.
Drink lots of water to maintain your fluid and electrolyte levels. Caffeine drinks, alcohol and high sugar drinks can make you dehydrated, so these are best avoided. Avoid the hottest part of the day and undertake activity in the cooler mornings and evenings.
Do low impact exercise
It’s important to maintain a healthy weight so exercising and being active is recommended. Low impact exercise such as swimming and Pilates are great for people suffering from arthritis or joint pain.
Get plenty of rest
The body needs time to repair and rest so it’s recommended to get around eight hours of sleep a night.
Take a supplement
Research has also found that joint health supplements can help reduce joint pain and stiffness and improve joint mobility. Consultant rheumatologist Dr Rod Hughes suggests: “Now the side effects of paracetamol are well documented it is imperative that we look at safer, long-term alternatives for those living with joint pain.
“One such option could be the galactolipid GOPO®, which has been shown in randomized, placebo controlled clinical trials to significantly reduce arthritis joint pain.”
In this video, Larry explains that a few years ago he struggled to cope with his busy work schedule due to his knees causing him a lot of discomfort, and it made simple exercise very difficult. Larry even goes on to say that due to the pain he couldn’t have gone into the jungle a few years ago, and it was thanks to GOPO® Joint Health that it allowed him to rediscover his active lifestyle.
GOPO® is derived from the seeds and husks of rosehip. Scientists have found that GOPO® can prevent the migration of inflammatory cells thought to be involved in triggering and maintaining joint inflammation.
GOPO® Joint Health is available from Boots, supermarkets and independent chemists nationwide £19.00 for 120 capsules and £27.00 for 200 capsules. For more information on GOPO® and how to maintain joint health during the summer months and beyond, check out the GOPO® website.
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