Aching joints? Need a solution?

Conventional wisdom says that general stiffness, whether in the morning or all day long, is simply a side-effect of getting older. Although certain conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can cause joint pain at any age, most of us associate lack of flexibility and mobility with aging. Is this always the case?

Flexibility can decrease with age. Most young children have full range of motion in their joints, supple muscles, and loose tendons. Range of motion begins to decrease as they grow up, however, due to a change in the overall health of the tendons, ligaments, and muscles surrounding the joints. In addition, medical conditions that affect bone and joint health, such as arthritis and osteoporosis, can create additional reduction in flexibility along with aches and pains.

So do you have to accept that you’re going to hurt more and be able to move less with every passing decade? Fortunately there are steps you can take to help you feel better and age more gracefully.

Keep it simple

It turns out that flexibility is not solely determined by age. Making an effort to get regular exercise helps to keep your muscles and bones strong and healthy, and keep your body moving better. It’s also imperative that you put time into improving flexibility by finding a stretching routine that works for you. Nothing happens overnight, but if you stick with it, you will see progressive improvement in your range of motion.

In addition, make sure you build in rest days and choose the appropriate exercise for your body and stage of life. Aching joints can be the result of overuse or maintaining an exercise routine that is too hard on your body. For example, replacing your usual five mile run with a swimming laps will take an enormous amount of pressure off of your knees, hips, and ankles.

Finally, there are daily supplements you can take that support muscle, tendon, and joint health.

Keep it moving

Some products to consider include supplements with MSM for connective tissue, and those that contain glucosamine and chondroitin which help to reduce joint pain and inflammation.

If you’re looking for natural supplements that support overall muscle, joint, and connective tissue help, you may want to consider Joint Muscle Plus. Taking a daily dose along with an active lifestyle and healthy diet can go a long way toward helping your body feel more comfortable as you age.