At The Transformation Club, we help a lot of people with joint pain. Because of our approach to exercise, we do really well with people who’ve struggled to workout in other facilities – not to take a shot at them in any way; they’re better suited than we are for other needs.
Anyway, besides choosing the right exercises to avoid pain and choosing the right exercises to build strength, I want to give you three more ways to reduce or even eliminate your joint pain…
Strategy #1 for Joint Pain
Let’s start with nutrition…
YES! Nutrition plays a HUGE role in joint pain. Simply put, if you have joint pain, avoid inflammatory foods. Gluten and sugar are the two biggest culprits. They wreak havoc on your joints.
Gluten has become the easy one for me. FYI, pasta, cereal, and bread were pretty much staples in my diet for the ¾ of my life, but once I realized how they weren’t serving me I made the effort to eliminate them. Fortunately, today there are actually great tasting gluten-free alternatives! 🙂
Sugar, on the other hand, is something I have to really pay attention to. Being a sugarholic, it’s pretty easy to fall down that slippery slope…especially now that there are so many gluten-free (sugar filled) treats available.
If you’d like to learn more about an anti-inflammatory diet check out this program.
Strategy #2 for Joint Pain
No, we’re not talking about weight loss for vanity sake. Check this out:
“Weight plays an important role in joint stress, so when people are very overweight, it puts stress on their joints, especially their weight-bearing joints, like the knees and the hips,” says Eric Matteson, MD, chair of the rheumatology division at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Every pound of excess weight exerts about 4 pounds of extra pressure on the knees. So a person who is 10 pounds overweight has 40 pounds of extra pressure on his knees.
That’s why people who are overweight are at greater risk of developing arthritis in the first place. And once a person has arthritis, “the additional weight causes even more problems on already damaged joints,” says Dr. Matteson.
But it’s not just the extra weight on joints that’s causing damage. The fat itself is active tissue that creates and releases chemicals, many of which promote inflammation.
“These chemicals can influence the development of OA [osteoarthritis],” explains Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, a professor of medicine and orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
By the way, given the extra pressure on the knees, please do NOT use running as a weight loss strategy. That pressure number more than DOUBLES when you run!!
Start with low impact cardio and lots of weight training.
Strategy #3 for Joint Pain
Use high quality supplements that actually work…
I’ve personally seen tremendous results myself and for so many of my clients with the right supplement program, and believe me, I’ve tried a lot of different products out there. For anyone with joint pain, I recommend Eniva’s Joint Health Pack. It’s simply the best.
In fact, my success with Flex (one of the products in the pack) was the reason why I looked further into Eniva and started using more of their products and got to know the owners and the company better. It was an absolute game-changer for me!
You can order your Joint Health Pack one of three ways:
- Click HERE. Then pick up at The Transformation Club
- Make your purchase the next time you’re at The Transformation Club
- If you’re not local, order here for delivery.
You can also purchase Flex ES separately:
Alright, there you have it. Three strategies to reduce – maybe even eliminate – your joint pain. If you have joint pain, give them a go for 90 days and, I promise, your life will change forever!
Keep me posted…
HAVE FAITH & TAKE ACTION!