Welcome to my ‘Weekly Wisdom’, I’m focusing on creaking joints which creep up on us as we reach midlife and menopause.
The good news is that there are some good solutions to dealing with painful joints. You don’t need your joints leaving you feeling achy, old and past your sell-by date when you reach the menopause - there is plenty you can do.
1. Eat oily Fish
A survey of 1200 women found that those who consumed oily fish had fewer aches and pains during menopause. Bearing this in mind, I recommend you have two or three servings a week.
2. Exercise regularly
Exercise helps to keep joints supple, so make sure that you do lots of exercise to get your heart pumping and your joints moving.
3. Stretching/ Yoga
Stretching in the morning aside from your other exercises will also help you feel less achy.
4. Take supplements
If you’re feeling really achy take some supplements as well. Some of the supplements I recommend include:
- Fish oil supplements are good as they’re high in EPA
- Krill oil supplements have been shown to help reduce inflammation in your joints
- Chondroitin and glucosamine also help lubricate joints
5. Take Time to Rest
As well as exercise make sure you get plenty of rest so that you can rest your joints.
Are you feeling demotivated?
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