1. Stay Active The best way to keep your joints flexible is to keep moving. Low-impact exercises such as swimming, yoga, and Pilates are perfect for the summer—swimming is also a great way to keep cool.
2. Maintain a Healthy Weight Summer sets the stage for plenty of fun barbecues and get-togethers, but it’s crucial not to put on weight during the warmer months. More weight puts increased pressure on your joints, which can worsen pain.
3. Don’t Overdo It While staying active is important, pushing yourself too hard can amplify joint pain and arthritis. Be aware of your limitations and rest when you need to—your body will thank you.
4. Dress Comfortably If you’re moving around a lot, you want to wear the right clothing—especially footwear. Sandals and flip flops may be lightweight and breathable, but you need shoes with arch support to minimize the stress on your ankle and knee joints.
5. Stretch Before and After Prepare your body for exercise by performing light stretching prior to activity. Then, when you’re done, remember to do some cool down stretching to keep the muscles around your joints flexible.
If you experience persistent joint pain throughout the year, stem cell therapy can be an effective treatment option. This noninvasive procedure repairs damaged tissue and relieves discomfort in your knees and other joints.
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