Testimonial: Antony’s Return to Surfing
They say it takes time for your mind to catch up with your body – and with ageing this is certainly the case. While your mind might be saying you should carry on the way you did twenty years ago, chances are your joints are protesting. All the summer photos of your friends and their children going on beautiful walks in exotic countries, posing on the beach in complex yoga positions and swimming care-free in the surf are starting to frustrate you. And as much as you love going on holidays with your friends it’s just no longer practical to plan day long walks up mountains, no matter how gorgeous the view.
A recent study* found that joint pain is the single biggest exercise related ailment amongst Australians, with 44% of people reporting at least some type of joint pain and this figure rises with age. However almost 85% of Australian’s are failing to take any joint supplements.
One of our customers, Antony from Bondi, knows the above scenario oh so well! His active lifestyle hit a road block as his body reacted to the strain it was put under from his sporting passions. This resulted in injury – he soon realised he needed to find a solution to his joint pain, focus on recovery and look at an ongoing prevention strategy if he wanted to continue to enjoy doing what he loved in his forties and beyond.
In 2012 Antony had given up ever being able to surf again, after having injured his lower back then he started using Rose-Hip Vital. He shares his story:
I have lived an athletic life yoga, swimming, windsurfing, snow skiing and boarding cycling and surfing which I have loved the most and with my most recent addition being soft sand running. Somewhere along the way I injured my lower back in the L4&5 regions and have for the past 20+ years been managing the injury and pain. When I initially started to feel lower back pain I saw my first chiro and physio but over the years almost lost hope I would be able to wake up with no back pain. I have been to sports injury specialists which have always helped but nothing has lasted. Tried numerous beds and pillows.
I still go to the chiro and I have found a great acupuncturist who helps me manage my body’s aches and pains. I also have found massage very useful. Since I have been using Rose-Hip Vital I have still had to employ the services of therapists to assist me when I get injured but the main difference I have noticed is an injury in the past has that has lasted weeks now lasts hours or days. Recovery is so rapid.
What I found was that after taking Rose-Hip Vital for approximately two weeks I noticed the tension in my lower back had reduced and after a month had almost gone. I can only assume there was some internal swelling that taking Rose-Hip Vital helped deflate. I was not doing or eating anything different and with my new found freedom I could start surfing again. I even booked myself on a 10 day boat trip surf holiday. This was nerve racking as I had tried this in the past and had it end in me spending most of the time out of the water in pain. Determined to give it a good go, I started preparing as before swimming more often than normal to gain as much paddle strength as I could enabling me to spend as much time in the water as possible, then after another month I started yoga again. I have done a lot of yoga in the past but in the end I had to stop because a small over stretch would end in escalating pain and a couple of weeks of no physical activity and depression. In short, I went on my boat trip and I felt pain from time to time for moments but it was almost like I have a young body again because my recovery was immediate or at least by the time I awoke the next morning I was able to push myself again.
I have formed an addiction to Rose-Hip Vital having either 3 caps a day or a scoop of powder over cereal. The other thing I have noticed is I have had a winter free from colds and flu. Not even a runny nose and I have been around several people with the flu at work.
Now Antony is back surfing regularly as well taking yoga classes, and he has participated in a few MS Sydney to Wollongong cycle rides without difficulty. He recently emailed us to say that Rose-Hip Vital has given him his life back.
Rose-Hip Vital® is a scientifically and clinically tested plant-based natural anti-inflammatory, powerful antioxidant and natural source of vitamin C helping to relieve joint pain and symptoms associated with mild arthritis. It is a simple and effective way of helping your body to maintain optimum health, so you can keep doing the things you love. Find out more here.