Understanding Joint Health

Aging can change our joints

As we age, cartilage is lost, and this process can cause change in the joints. In an attempt to address the change, the body may mount a natural inflammation response, which can cause discomfort at the joint. When the inflammation response is out of balance, that can impact joint health overall. Over time, this can affect mobility and even quality of life.

Steps towards joint health

 

To support joint health, experts often recommend low-impact exercises to help with strength, balance, and flexibility. (“Exercise and Mobility,” www.arthritis.ca) Eating a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight can also help—keep in mind that being overweight makes joints work harder. (“Eating Well,” www.canorth.org) Nature also provides phytonutrients, such as the anti-inflammatory compounds found in full-spectrum Turmeric, that can help relieve joint pain.