Resolve to beat joint pain this year
January’s combination of chilly weather and New Year’s fitness resolutions may leave many Brits struggling with aching and painful joints – far from an ideal way to start 2018. So this year, why not take steps to look after your joints and avoid joint pain putting you off your stride;
Are your joints ready?
Natural power: If you experience joint pain, you can try a clinically backed joint care supplement. A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that GOPO® – an active compound derived from rosehips with powerful natural anti-inflammatory properties- can improve joint pain and mobility in healthy, physically active adults. It’s also been shown to significantly reduce joint pain in sufferers of arthritis.
Plan ahead: Do your research and have a clear training strategy for your new regime as doing too much too soon, or overexerting yourself beyond your limits, is more likely to see you struggling with injury. Remember the importance of rest days in helping your body recover from training sessions, and ensure you build up your fitness gradually.
Start as you mean to go on: A thorough and proper warm up targeting all the major joints is important before any exercise. Dynamic stretches and an active warm up (rather than simply stretching cold muscles) helps blood flow to the muscles supporting the joints and aids synovial fluid flow, which in turn helps to reduce friction. Make sure you also cool down properly to help recovery.
Pay attention: Don’t ignore injuries and hope they will simply disappear; this may cause permanent issues long term. Seek professional help for injuries to give your body the best care possible. It may also be beneficial to visit your doctor for a once over before you begin your new fitness regime to ensure you’re fully ready to go.
GOPO®– backed by 10 years of clinical research
GOPO® is an active compound derived from rosehips with powerful natural anti-inflammatory properties. GOPO® has been evaluated in numerous rigorously-conducted, placebo-controlled, clinical trials involving hundreds of patients with difficult-to-treat chronic joint conditions including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Efficacy results have been consistently positive and evidence supporting the benefits of GOPO® has been presented around the world at numerous clinical meetings and many studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals.
The extensive evidence base demonstrates that GOPO®:
Reduces joint pain – with 8 out of 10 osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers reporting pain reduction after just 3 weeks[i]
Improves joint mobility – by reducing joint tenderness and swelling in patients with rheumatoid arthritis[ii]
Reduces the need for painkillers – with almost half of OA sufferers able to reduce their consumption of paracetamol[iii]
Rebuilds joint tissues and cartilage[iv]
Results of a major UK study by researchers at the Centre of Sport & Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University also suggest that GOPO® may have long-term beneficial effects on pain and joint mobility in healthy, physically active individuals by improving joint function and potentially preventing the degeneration to cartilage and tissues.
High levels of GOPO® are found in GOPO® Joint Health, available in Boots, major supermarkets and independent pharmacies nationwide and is priced at £18.99 for 120 capsules.
Visit www.gopo.co.uk for further information.