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Physical activity can be difficult to achieve right now if you're sheltering in place, but even your house or apartment can provide a space to get up and get moving. During this year's National Physical Education and Sports Week, we're all getting a reminder of the importance of exercise in our lives. The unique circumstances we're living in right now have also shown us that physical education doesn't end when you graduate, but it's a lifelong experience that allows you to adapt to changing circumstances.
Below are some ideas on how you and your family can stay active while staying home!
Regular exercise increases blood flow, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to the synovial membrane that surrounds the joints and produces the synovial fluid that lubricates them. Aerobic exercise can also reduce joint inflammation. Be sure to avoid high-impact exercises that involve running and jumping, especially if you suffer from arthritis or joint pain. Options like walking, cycling, and swimming can provide you with an aerobic workout without putting undue stress on your joints.
Building up the muscles around your joints can help absorb the shock of regular movement. This doesn't have to mean lifting weights! Physical therapists and personal trainers can introduce you to many different strength training exercises just using resistance. Not to mention that forms of exercise like yoga and even swimming can make use of natural resistances to help build strength. And increased core strength can help reduce the strain on your knees and hips.
Getting those joints moving fights stiffness and helps lubricate them with synovial fluid. Exercises like yoga or Pilates can help you reach your full range of motion.
Getting your child up and active is difficult when you're homebound, as space may be limited. It helps to have a yard, but even within a house or apartment you can open up a space for your kids to stay active. Here are some tips:
During periods of inactivity, it's easy for joints to become stiff. Mountain Ice is here to help! This revolutionary pain gel can help relieve your aches and pain quickly by penetrating deep into your joints and reducing swelling, giving you valuable temporary relief while working through your stiffness. Ingredients like menthol, ilex paraguariensis and camphor increase blood flow and improve circulation, so that oxygen speeds through your body, helping you get energized and reducing stiffness in your joints. Meanwhile, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate help promote cartilage rebuilding and water retention, so your joints are up to the challenge of staying fit in isolation.