3 Easy Steps to Reduce Joint Pain

Learn how you can make your body feel and move better.

3 Easy Steps to Reduce Joint Pain

Joints are a core building block of our bodies, so it serves us well to keep them in good working order. They prevent the ends of our bones from rubbing against each other by serving as a cushion. Healthy joints have smooth surfaces and move easily. However, as we age, the lubrication and shock-absorbing cartilage diminish in the joint resulting in friction and pain from increased inflammation.

But there's good news: pain is preventable! Check out this 3-step plan to keep your joints healthy and you feeling young and pain-free!


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Step # 1 - Reverse Inflammation Through Your Diet

Step #  1 - Reverse Inflammation Through Your Diet

DIETARY DO - Eat more Omega-3's

Omega-3's work by slowing the body's inflammatory response and reducing existing inflammation in joints. Here's how you can incorporate omegas across your daily meals:

Breakfast: Chia seeds with almond milk

Lunch: Salmon salad

Snack: Yogurt with walnuts and honey

Dinner: Tofu stir fry

DIETARY DON'T - Added sugar

Sugars trigger the release of inflammatory messengers called cytokines, so be sure to avoid products that have ingredients ending in "-ose" listed on the label.

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