As we celebrate some of our Nation’s greatest presidents, we at OrganoLeaf, celebrate you and all you’re doing to make this world a better place. Whether you’re marching for your cause, marching to work, or marching to the beat of your own drum, you should be able to do all that marching pain free! One of the simplest but most effective ways to get joint pain relief is by stretching. Stretching can improve your range of motion, get your blood flowing and alleviate achy joints. “Cold” stretching is not recommended – so before you start, get your body moving and warmed up for a few minutes. Let’s start at the top of the spine and work our way down the body:
Neck: As Commander in Chief of your life you certainly need your head on straight so don’t neglect your neck! Stretching your neck can be as simple as slowly rotating your neck in a big circle 3-5 times and then gently nodding “yes” and “no” 3-5 times as well.
Back: You also need a strong spine. With all the heavy-lifting you’re doing, your back takes a beating. Try lying on your back and bringing your knees to your chest, gently rock back and forward to massage your spine. Release one leg and hug the other knee into your chest and hold for 15-20 seconds. Alternate and repeat with each knee 2 or 3 times. Your back and body will thank you for making joint pain relief a priority!
Hips: Our hips support us through a lot which is why stretching your hip joints can make a big difference. There are several good hip stretches, but our favorite is the butterfly. Sit on the floor with the bottoms of your feet together, place your hands on your feet and then gently push your knees down with your elbows, keeping that pressure on your knees for 5 seconds. Release your knees for a few seconds and then repeat 2-3 times.
Knees: Knee pain is one of the most common types of joint pain so make sure to include effective knee stretches in your regimen. Roll up a twin bedsheet lengthwise and hold one end in each hand. Lie on the floor and put your right foot in the loop you created in the sheet. Adjust your grip so that the sheet is taut and then gently use the sheet to raise your right leg. Keep your knee straight. Hold the stretch for 3-5 seconds and then slowly lower your leg. Repeat on each leg 2 times. This is a great hamstring stretch which is the major muscle attached to your knee joint.
Inaugurating a stretching program to your daily routine will effect lasting results for your and your joints. You have too much to do to let pain slow you down so why not really beef up your campaign against pain and combine your stretches with the power of Turmeric Curcumin supplements? Our pure Turmeric root powder caps are recognized and recommended for their powerful medicinal properties for the joints – OrganoLeaf Turmeric Curcumin simply works!