The problem is not only in the natural wear of the joints. Changing seasons, unreasonable (too intense or, on the contrary, insufficient) physical exertion, repetitive monotonous movements and excess weight can also cause problems with joints that make themselves felt after 35 years, and sometimes even earlier. To reduce the burden on the joints, it makes sense to change some habits and use soft means that support their mobility. Here are a few possible solutions.Unload your menu
Joint pain can cause excess toxins. The body does not have time to cleanse if we consume too much caffeine, alcohol, salt, pepper, refined sugar and food of animal origin. To reduce the load on the digestive system and give the body the opportunity to "slip the blockages", at least a couple of weeks, eat cereals without gluten (millet, wild rice, buckwheat, cinnamon) instead of cereals, instead of white sugar - honey, stevia, Jerusalem artichoke or agave syrup . Dairy products are replaced with coconut and almond milk, and also easier to digest with goat curd and fresh goat cheese. Instead of meat, it's good to temporarily switch to lentils, peas, beans, chickpeas and other legumes.However, if you do not agree even for a while to abandon your steak, nutritionist Nadya Andreeva * recommends combining it with a lot of fresh greens.read also Sensory deprivation: what is it? Pay attention to turmeric
This bright orange warming spice not only stimulates the liver, but also has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect, and therefore helps with rheumatism and muscle pain. If you add turmeric to the daily menu, it will improve the mobility of the joints and make the bones stronger. Especially many valuable substances contain the whole root of turmeric (looks like ginger, only yellow), but the crushed dried spice will also noticeably improve one's health. How to use it? Together with beans, vegetables and rice. Ayurvedic physician Dhaniya Dharani from the center of "Atreya Ayurveda" recommends in the evening to drink a cup of warm milk, boiled with turmeric for two to three minutes.Choose a soft sport
Runs and big tennis can cause inflammation of the joints, so when they are ill they are contraindicated. However, you should not give up playing sports at all.Physical activity saturates the body with oxygen, thereby helping it to remove toxins. You will enjoy swimming, walking on fresh air, bicycle, qigong, yoga, pilates and any kind of stretching.Perform an exercise to strengthen the knees
Knee joints are one of the most vulnerable. To improve their condition, perform this simple exercise every day, which will take no more than a minute. Place your feet shoulder width apart, slightly bend forward with a straight back and place your hands on your knees - right on your left knee, left - on your right knee. Slightly bend your legs, leaving your hands in the same position, and draw 20 laps in one direction, then the other. Finally, rub your palms on the popliteal areas so that you feel the heat.Get rid of stress
Having learned to relax, we release a lot of energy that the body can use for self-purification. If meditation for some reason does not suit you, try flotation, the Feldenkrais method, the Rosen method, or one of a variety of oriental practices.
* N. Andreeva "Happy belly. The first steps to conscious nutrition for harmony, lightness and harmony "(Ripol Classic,2014).read also "Thanks to the illness, I realized that my life will ever end" Text: Olga Muradova