Sore today, still sore the next day...
Are you suffering from; bloating, gas, belching, burning skin, itching eyes and ears, dark circles,diarrhea, constipation, stiff joints, recovery from a workout long, cramping, muscle spasm, fatigue, memory problems, rashes, hives, acne, cough, sore throat, loss of appetite, headache, puffiness & water retention? You are likely to have some degree of inflammation in the body, inflammation can occur not only in your muscles and joints but in all of your organs in your body. Long term inflammation in the body can lead to chronic inflammation which can result in Arthritis and Heart disease.
Did you know?
Arthritis is a serious health condition with no known cure
Arthritis is the single greatest cause of disability in New Zealand
More than half a million people are affected by arthritis during their lifetime
25,440 New Zealanders will not be able to work this year due to their arthritis
Children get arthritis too
Women get arthritis more than men
There are more than 100 different types of arthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis
Sports and other injuries can lead to arthritis
You can do a lot for yourself to make coping with arthritis easier
How can you reduce inflammation?
Movement “use it, or lose it”
It is so important to continue to move, keep the blood flow going, provide the body with new oxygen stores, nutrients and get rid of carbon dioxide and free radicals. 20 - 60 minutes Daily aerobic activity is important to deliver nutrients to muscles & continue to support heart efficiency, anything from low impact exercise (swimming, cycling) to high impact (sports, running). 2-4 times a week weight bearing exercises (push, pull, squat, lunge, twist movements and stabilisation exercises). 5-20 minutes Daily stretching and lengthening activities (trigger point therapy, dynamic stretching, static stretching).
2. Nutrition “ change your mindset”
Nutrients that are important to reducing inflammation; leafy greens, peppers, almonds, chia seeds, walnuts, avocado, olive oil, oily fish, cherries, berries, cucumber, ginger, garlic, filtered water, green tea, apple cider vinegar, pineapple. These foods increase nitric oxide delivery, blood flow, reduce free radicals, increase digestion and reduce water retention.
Foods to avoid; refined oils, sugar, white flour, white rice, fried food, alcohol, pasta, pastries, meat, dairy, gluten, wheat.
A good quality Essential Fat (3:2 EPA/DHA), Probiotic & Adrenal support. Also glutamine, BCAA, krill oil, magnesium product can increase recovery time after a workout. The older we get the less our body absorb, so it is important to have good support.
4. Other Therapy
Regular massage, acupuncture, trigger point therapy, even a body cleanse once or twice a year for 1-2 weeks.
Looking at your stress in your life, learn to manage it is so important. Reducing the toxins in your household, workplace and body. Sleeping for at least 7 hours a night to replenish your body.
Remember you only have one body, so look after it, invest in it at Peak for Life!