Avoid High Impact Exercise
Different exercises will have a differing impact on the joints. Avoiding activities with high impact such as HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and step classes is the best way to avoid joint pain as they can cause great stress to the joints and carry a high risk of injury.
Focus on Medium-Low Impact Exercises
Stick to exercises you enjoy and don’t exacerbate joint pain! Walking and tennis are great medium-impact exercises while yoga is an excellent form of low-impact exercise.
Wear the Right Shoes
Investing in shock absorbent shoes for when doing medium-impact exercise is a great way to add an extra bit of protection for you and your joints.
Muscle Strengthening Exercises
Joints are massively supported by muscles, so keeping muscles strong protects them from injury, reduces pain and stiffness. For those over 50, it’s very important to add an individual muscle group strengthening exercise to your usual exercise regime.
Pilates, Yoga, Tai-Chi & Resistance Bands
As mentioned above, practicing exercises which strengthen the muscles in a more targeted and soft way significantly reduces risk of falls and protects the joints. Maintaining an active lifestyle in conjunction with taking LQ can improve your quality of life if joint pain and stiffness is getting in the way.
LQ Joint Care is scientifically formulated to support joints and bones. One of the key ingredients, Hydrolysed Marine Collagen, is a natural protein and building block of cartilage which is easily absorbed by the body and helps to maintain the joint’s proper structure, strength and integrity. Packed full of ingredients such as these combine to serve your joints, protecting them and you from pain and stiffness and allowing you to continue living life and getting that all-important exercise.
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Available from Boots (boots.com), Holland & Barrett (holland&barret.com) and www.lqcollagen.com.
• LQ Collagen Joint Care Powder – £34.99 (300g)
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