How To Treat Muscle and Pain From Exercising

It is no secret that exercising is one of the best things that you can do for your body, hands down.

Regular exercising will reduce your dependence on your doctor and the over burdened health care system.

Regular exercising will keep you looking and feeling like you are 10-20 years younger.

Regular exercising, if done in the right way, will reduce your aches and pains and prevent them from progressing and getting worse as you age.

Along with all of these benefits, exercising can cause some irritation. The way that exercise makes you stronger is that when you exercise, you tear muscle fibers. These torn muscle fibers then repair themselves stronger and bigger than what they were prior to the workout. Continue reading How To Treat Muscle and Pain From Exercising

Joint Pain

knee replacement 2Many people who suffer from joint pain feel that their pain is a natural part of getting older. This is only part of the cause of joint pain.

As we age, our bodies accumulate wear and tear. The main difference as we age, is that we don’t recover from insults and injuries to our bodies like we did when we were 20 years younger.

My best example of this is a hangover. When I was in my 20’s, I could drink what I want to, and not feel badly the next day. Now, 20 years later, if I have more than a few drinks I am in pain the next day. When hungover I now get headaches, an upset stomach, and feel lethargic. I am not recovering from the minor injuries that alcohol is causing throughout my body and in my organs. Continue reading Joint Pain

Tips for Easing Arthritis Symptoms

nordic walkingThere are many different types of arthritis. There are many different types of joint damage. Most types of arthritis, joint pain and joint damage will respond well to low impact exercising and stretching. Movement is the key to slowing down the progression of joint damage. It is essential to keep yourself moving as you age to prevent the loss of range of motion, and to keep the use of your joints and muscles.

This article I attached has good tips for how to deal with rheumatoid arthritis. These tips are applicable for any other type of arthritis or joint pain.

Decreasing Arthritic Pain

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Painful and inflamed osteo-arthritic joints affect millions of Americans ever day. Millions fight a daily, uphill battle to reduce their pain associated with arthritic and degenerative joints.

While the symptoms of arthritis may come on quickly, it is important to realize that the process has been going on for years. Continue reading Decreasing Arthritic Pain

Managing Muscle and Joint Pain

If you use your body in any way, and all of us do, at some point you are going to have muscle and joint pain. Muscles get tired and overused. We have been using our muscles all day, every day since we were born. Even when you are sleeping, you are using your muscles. While you sleep, your autonomic nervous system is controlling and contracting your muscles to keep you breathing and keep your heart pumping; to keep you alive.

Your muscles can get overused and achy from starting a new exercise routine, doing an activity you are not used to doing, from doing an activity repetitively, or from arthritis, to name a few reasons why. Continue reading Managing Muscle and Joint Pain

How to Exercise with Arthritis

More Americans are exercising now than ever before. But a large percentage of those who suffer from arthritis are not exercising, even though they can benefit from exercise. The number of American adults who did not exercise in 1989 was 31 percent, and that has decreased to 25 percent in 2008. It was also revealed that 53 percent fewer adults exercise who have arthritis versus those adults who do not have arthritis. This was taken from the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

This is very unfortunate because exercise has been shown to reduce arthritis-related pain and improve function. The CDC researchers said that many people with arthritis are physically inactive because of fears that exercise will make their symptoms worse. Continue reading How to Exercise with Arthritis