1. Maintain a Healthy Weight
Losing even a few pounds can help relieve excess stress on joints and muscles.
2. Master the Mediterranean Diet
Colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, and moderate amounts of nuts, olive oil and fish help reduce inflammation and control weight.
3. Move More
Activities like walking, swimming, biking and low-impact aerobic classes improve endurance and help with weight loss.
4. Strength Train
A few sessions with a personal trainer and/or physical therapist can help you create a safe, effective resistance routine to bolster muscle strength and improve joint stability.
5. Work on Flexibility
Try yoga, tai chi, qigong or Pilates to improve range of motion and relieve pain.
To learn more about fitness and wellness classes that can help you reduce joint pain, call the Star and Barry Tobias Health Awareness Center at 732.308.0570.