Keeping your joints strong and healthy is a critical component to healthy aging. They’re vital to mobility, which is essential to longevity and ultimate wellness. Unfortunately, there are a number of natural occurrences that could lead to weakening joints – age, weight and injury all play a role in how your body develops. Thankfully, however, there are many natural ways to reduce your risk of experiencing cartilage tear that leads to everlasting discomfort and the possible need for replacement surgery.
Consider the following tips for taking care of your joints as you age:
1. Exercise accordingly
By making time for exercise throughout the week, you can stabilize your joints and protect them from future wear and tear. It’s especially important for you to follow an exercise routine as you age, as your body will continue to change as you grow older. To prioritize joints specifically, try muscle-strengthening movements such as light weight training, or target specific joints accordingly, such as the knees, with cycling.
It’s also critical to stretch and keep your joints moving throughout the day. You shouldn’t be sitting, nor standing, from dusk until dawn. If you work on your feet all day, make time to sit down and relax. If you work at a desk, on the other hand, take time to go for a walk every few hours.
2. Maintain a healthy weight
Maintaining a regular, healthy weight based on your age and height keeps unnecessary added