7 Steps for Healthy Joints

Here are some steps you can take to make sure your joints are healthy!

1. Lose Weight

If your are overweight then every extra pound you have results on more wear and tear on your joints. More wear and tear leads to damage, inflammation, and pain.

2. Stay Active

Even though your joints hurt, that is no excuse to lead a sedentary lifestyle. Doing so may actually make your arthritis worse. Try to take your joints through their range of motion everyday. Do it as much as your joints will comfortably allow.

3. Fight the pain

Initially you can take pain killers but do not go for long on Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) because since 2005, the FDA has required NSAID manufacturers to include a warning label on their products that alerts users of an increased risk for heart attack, stroke, and gastrointestinal bleeding. Pain killers like NSAIDs or Tylenol do not fight the root cause of the pain: damaged and inflamed joints.

4. Fix the root cause of the problem

Osteoarthritis is caused by joint wear, tear, and damage. You should start taking a supplement as soon as possible to provide your joints with the nutrients they need to regenerate tissue. Rheumatoid arthritis is an immune response where your own defense systems attack your joints. The inflammation caused by the initial attack leads to more pain in damage. In both cases, inflammation results and need to be stopped. Some supplements have anti-inflammatory ingredients that will help.

5. Eliminate foods that cause inflammation

Some foods, particularly in western diets, tend to cause inflammation which can make your arthritis worse. These foods include:

  • Processed, packaged, or fast foods
  • Hydrogenated fats (margarine, shortening, lard or products made with them such as cookies, pies, packaged foods, buns, etc.)
  • Fried foods (French fries, onion rings, potato chips, nachos, hamburgers, etc.)
  • White sugar and sweets, including soft drinks and sweetened juices
    • Sugar, particularly high-fructose corn-syrup, promotes the production of uric acid which leads to gouty arthritis
  • Synthetic sweeteners (Nutrasweet, Splenda, Equal, saccharin, aspartame, sucralose etc.)
  • Salt
  • Food additives: colous, flavor enhancers, stabilizers, preservatives, etc. Some of the main ones include sulfites, sulfates, benzoates, and colors named FD&C #”X.”  For example, FD&C #5
  • Alcohol

6. Stay hydrated

The average person needs to consume about 8 glasses of water daily. An ample water supply ensures that all bodily are running optimally including those that handle joint lubrication and regeneration.

7. Use a joint supplement

These provide your joints with the nutrients they need to repair themselves. Some  have ingredients to address the root cause of the pain.

8 comments to 7 Steps for Healthy Joints

  • Stan Wasiel

    I started taking diovan about 8-12 mo ago and since then have artiritic joints on one finger of each hand. could the divan 80mg daily have contributed to this onset????

  • ginny hruza

    what is missing ingredient in medamine cmo 2 in 1?

  • luisa

    Which joint supplement do you recommend?
    have you heard of Zymosine by Boulder naural labs? Please let me know what you think?

  • Vivian Grams

    I’ve been using glucosamine/chondroitin tabs for years. Now that I’m older and research is more advanced, I’d like to know what is the latest, safest and best supplement to avoid knee joint pain. Years ago, I refused surgery and am pleased with that decision based on the negative results several friends and colleagues have experienced. Now that I’m older,the knee pain is returning. The latest supplement I’ve heard about is Hyaluronic acid (HA). Please comment.

  • Timothy M. McNeill


    I have recently read your article on joint suppliments. I have hard Miniscul repair on my right knee one year ago. I tried jogging again after and found severe pain. After loosing about 12 Kg’s I started jogging again with less pain. There is always some pain there. Anyhow, I would like ot ask if it is good to jog on the leg even though there is some pain? I am taking a joint suppliment and it seems to help. (Arthrostop). I have ordered Mendamine and will try it when it comes in the mail.

  • Denise

    This is my introduction to ASUs. I like what they offer as an alternative treatment for my arthritis….I need to find how to obtain them.

  • Terry

    I noticed in the “7 Steps for Healthy Joints” article that you recommend NOT eating frozen processed foods. Would that include frozen meals like Lean Cuisine?

  • Paul Bailey

    i am 67 years old and been and auto tech my whole life. i had polio when i was five from the wast down.about three months ago my hips kinda started hurting a little around four in the afternoon. not that bad i workout every morning. i am a product of Aronlds web site and work out programs.to make matters worse i go to a kickboxing school and did a forward kick and my left hip went POP!SO I looking for a good joint suppliment to take can any one help PAUL

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