Arthritis and joint pain can make daily tasks more difficult and exhausting, but it doesn't have to stop you from doing the things you love most. While there is no known cure for arthritis, there are many simple and easy steps you can take daily to help manage your joint pain and reduce inflammation.
This can range from simple exercises, learning what foods are beneficial for inflammation and overall health, utilising relaxation techniques and taking natural supplements such as Rose-Hip Vital with GOPO.
1. Take Rose-Hip Vital
Research has shown that Rose-Hip Vital with GOPO acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, helping to maintain healthy joints, assist in improving mobility and reduce stiffness and joint inflammation. This research undertaken on Rose-Hip Vital indicates that GOPO discourages large numbers of white blood cells from accumulating in the joint, breaking down the vicious cycle of joint inflammation, thereby alleviating arthritic pain and joint inflammation.
Supplementation is an essential part of managing arthritis pain relief and joint inflammation. According to Professor Marc Cohen Head of Complementary Medicine at RMIT University in the Australian Family Physician, natural remedies such as Rose-Hip Vital should be taken as first-line therapy to treat arthritic pain and is a viable replacement for conventional drug therapies such as NSAIDS in osteoarthritis and other inflammatory diseases.
Read more about how Rose-Hip Vital can help Mild Arthritis in our blog post.
2. Stay active
According to Arthritis NSW, research has found that regular exercise can be an effective treatment for arthritis and can also contribute to improving your overall health.
Exercise will help your arthritis by maintaining and increasing the flexibility of your joints, strengthening your muscles, improving posture and balance and decreasing or relieving muscle tension. However, not all exercise activities are appropriate for all types of arthritis. Before you start to exercise it is important to speak to your doctor or a healthcare professional to help you build a suitable exercise programme for you.
Everyone with or without arthritis should be doing regular, appropriate exercise. The important thing is to choose the activities that best suit your condition, health and lifestyle.
Studies also show that being overweight is linked to arthritis, so it is important to stay active within your mobility limits. Swimming, gym work, Pilates, yoga, gentle stretching or simply walking are possible activities to try. Get your friends involved as well to make exercising more enjoyable!
There isn't one particular exercise or activity that is recommended for all people with arthritis. Choose an activity that you enjoy participating in the most and that is easy and accessible for you to do.
Read our customer stories on how Rose-Hip Vital has helped keep them active.
3. Eat non-inflammatory foods
Inflammation is part of the bodys immune response without it, we cant heal. But when its out of control it can start to damage your body. Foods high in sugar and saturated fat can contribute to inflammation, while other foods may help to kerb inflammation and arthritic pain. Fruits such as berries and pineapples and vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes and leafy greens, salmon, nuts and seeds are just some of the different foods that you should be adding to your plate.
Foods that you should steer clear off include items that have high levels of trans fats and sugar, alcohol, dairy products and processed foods.
Just like fast foods are over processed and low in nutrients, synthetic supplements contain chemicals, fillers and colourants which are less beneficial for the body.
Rose-Hip Vital with GOPO is 100% natural. The fruit is harvested from the Rosehip plant farmed in the nutrient rich-soils of Denmark absorbing a vast array of potent natural vitamins and minerals ensuring the product is a rich source of natural nutrients.
4. Try meditation and distraction
Relaxation techniques such as meditation or deep breathing may also help to temporarily relieve joint pain and muscle tension while also helping to lower stress levels and clear your mind. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), studies have found that the practice of mindfulness meditation and relaxation training may be helpful for some people with painful joints by helping sufferers to regulate their emotions and cope with the pain. Other distraction techniques such as listening to music, light exercise, reading, or watching a movie with friends may also work for you. The point of distraction is to focus on something that you love to do rather than focusing on your pain.
The most important thing for managing joint and arthritic pain is to understand your body, work within your physical limits and speak to a healthcare professional. Suffering from arthritic pain does not mean you can no longer enjoy the life you were previously accustomed to. Learn more about how you can manage your arthritic and joint pain by visiting Arthritis NSW.