Product Marketplace: Walking great for your joints
It’s official. Walking is great for your joints even if they’re a bit creaky and not as healthy as they
A newly released review of 60 trials, involving more than 8000 people, has concluded that exercise which combines flexibility, strengthening and aerobic benefits is just the thing for sore knees and aching joints. As you may already know, walking is perfect.
The Review, published in the British Medical Journal, measured outcomes like pain relief, strength, flexibility and improved function and found exercise had a significant positive impact.
If you suffer from aching, ageing joints, it’s best to keep them moving. Take it gently and build your fitness gradually. You may experience a bit of soreness and a few creaks at first but, in time, you’ll be surprised by the improvements*.
Consider adding some nutritional support to help your joints along the way.
Blackmores Joint Formula Advanced is a dual action, extra strength formulation combining the most scientifically validated form of glucosamine – glucosamine sulfate sodium chloride - with the most commonly studied dose of chondroitin – 800 mg/ day
Joints that allow for a range of movement – including knee joints – are synovial joints. The bone ends surrounding this type of joint are covered in protective cartilage but cartilage production can decline with age. The joint cavity is filled with lubricating synovial fluid.
Glucosamine and chondroitin are natural components of cartilage, supporting healthy cartilage production, and chondroitin is also involved with the lubrication and nutrition of the joint.
Joint Formula Advanced also supports joint recovery and repair and contains two important minerals – manganese and boron. Manganese is essential for the production of cartilage and bone and boron plays a role in the chemical make-up of joints and bones.
Blackmores Flexagil pain relief cream is also perfect for use in conjunction with Joint Formula Advanced. Take it with you on longer walks or apply for recovery afterwards. It’s a natural plantbased cream which has been proven to work in clinical trials.
A healthy diet is also important for joint health. Ensure a good intake of colourful vegetables - which provide a range of vitamins and minerals – and increase your intake of Omega-3 fatty acids by either eating more fatty fish such as salmon or taking an Omega-3 supplement.
Blackmores joint range is supported by Arthritis New Zealand. This organisation encourages its members to maintain an active, healthy lifestyle.
*Blackmores recommends you discuss any new exercise regime with your health professional before starting to ensure safety.