If you’ve ever experienced a strained or sprained joint you’ll know how even short-term pain and swelling in the joints can interfere with movement and affect your quality of life. As we age, painful joints become more common and for many inflamed, sore joints is a chronic, on-going condition. It’s estimated that over 2 million people in South Africa suffer from chronic pain.
Many conditions can lead to painful joints, from strains and sprains to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, and injuries.
Have you ever stopped to consider how the body is so perfectly designed? You are a walking pharmacy. Give your body the right nutrients and it knows exactly how to grow, build and repair itself. It knows to direct the calcium to build bones and teeth, utilise magnesium to treat spasms and cramps, send B vitamins to feed the nerves and utilise 26 nutrients to enable the liver to function at its best. And while it is doing all of that, you are driving your car, participating in a meeting or helping your children with their homework.
For an athlete or fitness enthusiast, training is a cornerstone of everyday life. Though moderate exercise has been shown to enhance the immune system, overtraining ironically can lead to a weakened immune system, and consequently poor health and hinder performance. It is necessary to balance training with adequate rest and proper nutrition to perform at a high level.