Joint pain and inflammation are major factors in determining your level of health. Statistics show that joint pain is the #1 chronic issue reported by patients and clinical studies show that inflammation is the culprit that flames a multitude of diseases.
If you’re like most active people, you take about 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. Without healthy joints, activities such as walking are challenging. That’s because our joints serve as links between our bones, providing stability and helping to control body movements. The problem is that, as we age, the cushioning between joints begins to break down. Add excess body weight, injury, and overexertion, and our joints really do take a beating.
The problem is that most of us don’t fall into that category of “most active people”. Most people don’t get close to 10,000 steps a day; in fact, if you were honest with yourself, do you even get 3,000 steps a day? And which comes first, you stop moving because it hurts, or does it start hurting because you stopped moving?
Under normal circumstances, a little inflammation is your body’s natural protective response to illness or injury. When you cut yourself, you want your immune system to respond quickly by sending white blood cells to your wound to fight off infection. The subsequent redness and swelling are signs of acute inflammation. But a low-grade persistent state of chronic inflammation can lead to a myriad of health issues.
If you are currently dealing with any of these problems or want to avoid them,