Every day, your body endures a variety of stresses and strains. Over time little things add up, causing soft tissue and joint restrictions. When your joints and soft tissues are not healthy, they are not able to move fluidly through a normal range of motion, causing pain and discomfort.
The pain and problems associated with these restrictions can be avoided and corrected. You just need to practice moving your body through the motions.
Stretching: Both static and dynamic stretching are beneficial to the soft tissues in your hip. If you need a stretch to try for your hips, get in to a full squat position.
Here’s how to do a full squat:
Rotational exercises: These exercises are particularly helpful if you have hip joint pain . They can be used to move each of your joints and their supporting tissues through their complete range of motion. Here is another one you can try for your hips…
Front to Back Leg Swing:
Leg Swing Tips:
Food is essentially a drug. Due to this simple fact, you can either use food to help yourself or to hurt yourself. When it comes to keeping your joints functioning well, it is important that you eat foods that contain fatty acids and anti-oxidants. Both anti-oxidants and fatty acids help to reduce inflammation. When you reduce inflammation, you also speed up the healing process which will help relieve joint pain.
In addition to eating foods that help reduce inflammation, you should also eat in a way that helps prevent inflammation in the first place. I am taking about eating to control your body weight. Maintaining a healthy body weight ensures that additional stresses are not placed on your joints. In the long run, this will help reduce the wear and tear caused by daily activities.
Bonus: Drink lots of Water
Other benefits of water have been stated before here on Fitness Tips for Life, here is another one to add to the collection. Drinking lots of water promotes joint health be ensuring that the muscle tissue around your joints have the proper fluids to function smoothly. It also helps the cartilage in your joints to perform optimally.
About the Author:
Dave is a trainer who focuses on sustainable methods of training. He maintains a personal website about hip pain, which can be found here .
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