There’s no time like the present to get outdoors and enjoy one of your favorite activities, whether that`s taking an outdoor yoga class, jogging through your local park, walking your dogs, or engaging in morning swimming or water aerobics sessions. Studies show that adults who participate in physical activity maintain better overall health across their lifespan with benefits including improvements in mental health, the ability to engage in activities of daily living, and improved cardiovascular health, among others. But the discomfort that comes from natural wear and tear on joints, which many adults experience especially with age, can discourage us from enjoying these benefits.
Be Proactive with a Daily Joint Supplement
Glucosamine and chondroitin – two of the most common ingredients in joint supplements, and two of the main ingredients in TripleFlex products – are nutrients which are the natural building blocks for joint cartilage, the bodily structure essential for joint comfort, mobility and flexibility.† Taking a proactive approach by supplementing daily with glucosamine and chondroitin may provide an additional source of these essential joint nutrients. In addition to Glucosamine and Chondroitin, the third main ingredient in TripleFlex is Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), which is a source of sulfur, another essential nutrient for joints. Glucosamine is a sugar-like substance produced by the body and found in many bodily tissues and structures, including in cartilage. Glucosamine plays an important role in the production and maintenance of cartilage† --which is the white, smooth, rubber-like padding that covers the ends of bones and prevents them from rubbing against each other as we move. Chondroitin is a naturally occurring nutrient found in the connective tissues, which helps support joint lubrication and cushioning.† MSM is a source of sulfur – an important mineral used by the body in connective tissue, collagen, and joint cartilage.† When shopping for your joint supplement, look for trusted brands that offer at least 1500 mg of glucosamine, 800 mg chondroitin and 750 mg of MSM per serving. Nature Made TripleFlex® Triple Strength* supplements these beneficial compounds from a reliable source. Be sure to make your joint supplement part of your daily regimen!
There are so many new workout routines promoted every day that it can be hard to know what’s best for you. You don’t need to attend the swankiest sports club or buy the latest workout DVD to participate in simple exercises that can make a difference in your current and future health. Some exercises can even be done in the comfort of your own home. Exercise can improve mood and outlook, decrease pain, increase flexibility, strengthen the heart and improve blood flow, maintain weight, and promote general physical fitness. Walking, swimming, and water aerobics are a few popular types of exercise for people with joint stiffness or soreness. Weight-bearing or resistance exercises are also great strength training exercises that promote stronger muscles and support healthy bones. These exercises can be done using free weights or resistance bands, while standing or sitting, and while indoors or outdoors. Remember to eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and take supplements like calcium and vitamin D as needed to support bone health. Ask your doctor or physical therapist what exercises are right for you, and get moving toward a healthier you!
*2 caplets per day.