5 Ways to Ease Achy Joints this Winter

5 Ways to Ease Achy Joints this Winter

Usually, at this time of year, my arthritic fingers and toes start to complain as the weather gets colder. However, I noticed this year that I was into November and still no recurrence of the pain I used to get.

The only change I could think of was that I’d started taking Omega 3 oil daily in my morning smoothie. This is by no means the game-changer for everyone, but nutrition is such a fundamental part of joint health, it’s always worth a bit more investigation…

Omega 3 fats* are great for bone health and especially important for reducing inflammation in the body and cellular regeneration. They can also be found in fish oil, walnuts and flaxseed oil.

Here are some more ways to manage achy joints:

Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant and has anti inflammatory properties.

Hydration; aim for at least 1.5 litres of water a day.

For each meal, aim for a combination of lots of vegetables packed with vitamins and minerals, protein (amino acids are building blocks of collagen, a major component of your skin, muscles and fascia..) and healthy fats*. Ditch / drastically reduce those inflammatory sugars (including alcohol).

Motion is lotion and will help keep your joints ‘oiled’, muscles strong and bones healthy, so do what you love – Pilates, dancing, walking…

Release exercises for the body and mind are fascia friendly, help calm the system, aid sleep and free up your joints.