5 Reasons to Protect Your Joints Before It’s Too Late
Are you already starting to feel it: the aches and pains when you get out of bed in the morning, the hobbling halfway through your workouts, and the struggle to keep up with your kids?
Well, there IS light at the end of that stiff, sore tunnel.
By taking steps RIGHT NOW to protect your joints, you can live a life filled with fun and motion … and even reverse joint damage that’s already been done!
It’s All About the Cartilage
Osteoarthritis (OA), also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis, affecting more than 27 million Americans. This “wear and tear” of the joints is caused by age, overuse, injury and obesity.
Osteoarthritis occurs when your cartilage breaks down. Cartilage is the slick, rubbery material that covers the ends of your bones, providing a smooth motion for the joints and a cushion for the bones.
When your cartilage breaks down, you experience symptoms like joint pain, swelling and reduced motion.
The knees, hips, lower back and neck are the areas most often affected by joint pain. Sometimes the joint pain comes on quickly, and sometimes it takes years to kick in, making it even more important to be proactive with your joint health.
1. Enjoy Life to the Fullest
No one wants to sit on the sidelines of life. Yet many people with joint pain do! Only 13 percent of men and 8 percent of women with osteoarthritis of the knee get the minimum recommended amount of movement each week (2.5 hours of moderate-intensity exercise).
Inactivity makes joint problems worse by decreasing flexibility. Why worry about your future joint health? Protect your joints now so that as you get older, you can keep up with your kids, keep up with your workouts, and keep doing the things you love!
2. Long Live Sport
Healthy joints keep you in the game by giving you a good range of motion and a body that doesn’t feel beat up the next day! No matter what your game of choice – basketball, golf or an American Ninja Warrior obstacle course – healthy joints are the key to playing full out and staying at the top of your game.
3. Keep the Weight Off
Joint pain and obesity feed off one another. Extra pounds put more pressure on your joints, especially the knees. Your cartilage, which is like your body’s natural shock absorber, gets damaged and wears away when it gets squeezed between the bones from excess weight.
Less painful movement means more activity means weight loss means less painful movement. See the beautiful non-vicious cycle at work?
4. Be a Golden Oldie
Want to live to see a boatload of candles on your birthday cake? Then get moving! According to a study by the National Cancer Institute, people who get the recommended amount of exercise each week have a life expectancy gain of 3.4 years.
Start walking the walk. Every minute of walking could extend your life by 1.5-2 minutes. Walking is a great low-impact exercise if you’re currently suffering from joint pain. Others include swimming, biking or using an elliptical machine.
5. Because You Can
There are lots of myths when it comes to joint health. (Remember when Mom told you to stop cracking your knuckles because it would give you arthritis?) Another big myth is that once you have joint pain, there’s nothing you can do to stop it. Not true!
UC-II® is an all-natural, patented collagen extract that’s proven by studies from Harvard Medical School to stop the breakdown of joint collagen, halt the erosion of cartilage, and actually trigger the rebuilding process!
And, UC-II® is much more effective than glucosamine and chondroitin at relieving joint discomfort.
What the UC-II® Harvard Studies Revealed (Drumroll, Please!):
UCII® was proven 162% more effective in relieving joint pain and 137% more effective in reducing joint stiffness after 90 days versus glucosamine and chondroitin.
And did you know? UC-II® is the only all-natural joint ingredient that works with your immune system to promote healthy joints!
MOTION from Life Matters is a fast-acting joint supplement made with the Harvard-proven joint ingredient UC-II® to increase your mobility, flexibility and overall joint health.
In just 30 days, MOTION relieves joint discomfort and stiffness 79% better than glucosamine and chondroitin.
The UC-II® inside MOTION works synergistically with its other joint-friendly ingredients like Hyaluronic acid (essential for lubricating the joints to reduce wear and tear), as well as Boswellia Serrata.
Boswellia Serrata is an herb that’s been used for hundreds of years to improve joint mobility and reduce inflammation. But unlike NSAIDS, Boswellia Serrata won’t harm the gut with long-term use!
Play full out with MOTION from Life Matters in just 30 days:
- Rebuilds joint function
- Reduces joint discomfort
- Restores mobility & flexibility
- Protects the joints from deterioration
Work hard. Play harder! Get MOTION from Life Matters.