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Creaks and Bones – How to Handle Joint Pains

It’s morning. You wake up feeling refreshed from a good night’s sleep – then you move to stretch, and suddenly every joint in your body creaks. Every joint feels stiff, like they’ve been stuffed with pebbles and sand overnight. You suddenly think maybe you shouldn’t have done those extra squats at the gym last night, or maybe you should’ve cooled down after those shuttle runs. EVERYTHING. JUST. HURTS.

You’re not the first person to experience this. Every active person has had this pain, at one point or another. Every aging person has experienced this as well.

As a person ages, the joints undergo natural damage. The more active a person is, the faster the damage may occur owing to joint overuse.

When not properly taken care of, joint health may deteriorate, and this may lead to a joint disease. This affects the joint’s cushioning, and this causes the bones to rub together during movement, causing swelling, pain, and stiffness.

Pain upon movement affects a person’s activity level – a person moves less, in an attempt to avoid pain. This decrease in movement will then cause further joint stiffness and joint pain, and this cycle can go on.

Joint health is a topic often overlooked because when people talk about fitness, they immediately talk about muscle strength. They don’t talk about joints because most people are not as well-versed on it as they are on the different muscles of the body.

After all, when a person goes to the gym, the first thing they would think about is what muscle group to work on for the session: “Is today going to be leg day?”. Their thoughts don’t necessarily jump to the question, “Are my joints healthy today?”.

As important as muscles are to the body’s mobility, however, the same attention should be focused on the joint. It also plays a role in making sure that we are able to do what we are supposed to do, whether in the gym, on the field, on the court, or even in our day-to-day activities.

It is essential, then, to prioritize joint care, as much priority as is given to the care of other aspects of the body. The following are simple steps that can be taken for joint care:

WEIGHT WATCH

The joints of the body, besides allowing movement, also support its weight. The heavier a person is, the more stress this applies on joints. The more stress that a joint undergoes, the faster the “wear and tear” process happens. To help keep a joint healthy, a healthy weight should also be maintained.

FREQUENT MOVEMENT

The joints of the body, besides allowing movement, also support its weight. The heavier a person is, the more stress this applies on joints. The more stress that a joint undergoes, the faster the “wear and tear” process happens. To help keep a joint healthy, a healthy weight should also be maintained.

BUILD MUSCLE

Providing a good support structure is helpful in taking some of the load off a joint. One of the best ways to do this is to strengthen the muscles that surround a certain joint. Muscles assist in supporting the body’s weight. Stronger muscles mean less work for the joints.

SUPPLEMENT CARE

Glucosamine, which is found in MRM – Joint Synergy+ Capsules, is involved in building the structures that make up and support a joint. Taking supplements that contain glucosamine has been backed by research to be helpful in slowing down the natural breakdown of joints. This is especially helpful for people who have an active lifestyle, and want to continue having such.

MRM – Joint Synergy+ Capsules contain a different form of glucosamine, known as glucosamine sulfate. The sulfate part of this variant is needed by the body to produce the joint’s cushion. Besides this, the capsules also contain chondroitin sulfate, which is helpful in slowing down the breakdown of cartilage as we age.

Understanding fitness should be done in a holistic approach. As much emphasis as is given to strength and endurance when talking about fitness, so too should emphasis be given to making sure that the joints that allow the body to move can do so in a healthy, pain-free way.