Improve Mobility For Independent Living
Even if you don’t have a regular exercise routine (yet!) you are using your joints every day. Activities as simple as getting out of bed, climbing the stairs, shopping, gardening, or playing with children rely on flexible, well-functioning joints. Caring for your joints now with an active lifestyle, balanced diet, and FlexiQule, can protect your joints from damage and help keep you mobile and independent.
Mobility for Everyday Life
Exercise is good for us, plain and simple. Staying fit as we age is one of the best things we can do to keep us flexible, mobile, and ultimately independent. Exercise boosts our energy, improves cognitive function, reduces the risk of heart disease and dementia, lowers high blood pressure, and prevents our joints from getting sore and stiff. If a brisk walk around your neighborhood is about as much as you can do without rest, that still counts! It’s important that we keep our bodies moving as much as we comfortably can.
In order to commit to a daily fitness routine, it’s important to find exercise you enjoy. If you’re just starting out, experiment with which activities and which times of day feel the best for you. There’s no reason to discredit everyday tasks such as mowing the lawn or walking the dog. The more we keep moving the more we prepare our bodies for an independent lifestyle for years to come.
Reaching fitness challenges
If you’re already walking and stretching regularly, you might decide to gradually challenge yourself to longer distances or hilly terrain. As you increase the intensity of your fitness routine, it’s important to ease your joints into higher impact activities and give your body the nutrients it needs to support your flexibility and mobility.
There are several measures you can take to support your joints through new fitness challenges.
- Stretching before and after each workout is essential to maintaining range of motion and muscle flexibility. If your muscles aren’t conditioned to move safely and comfortably, they can strain the joints connecting them. Rolling your arms, wrists, neck, ankles, and hips will help you to be aware of your joints and their natural range of motion.
- Stay hydrated. Water lubricates your joints, carries nutrients to your cells, and helps manage your body temperature during a workout.
- Maintain a balanced diet. Your muscles rely on the nutrients you provide to give you energy and keep you moving. Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and quality carbohydrates will improve your performance and protect your muscles, joints, and bones.
- Your body’s going through a lot during a workout. Your heart, lungs, and muscles coordinate to produce and distribute almost 15x the oxygen you need at rest, blood flow to your skin increases to cool you off, and your joints are subject to intense, repetitive impact. Flexiqule serves to safeguard your joints and helps supports normal joint function helping you reach and exceed new fitness goals.