Joint health is easy to take for granted when you’re in smooth working order. But at the first flinch of pain, you quickly realize how much of your life can be impacted by joint pain.
Your bones and joints are the foundation of the body’s structural strength and resilience. Every bone is connected to the next by a joint cushioned with cartilage, and wear and tear at these points can be highly painful.
These are the most common joint pain points.
Both preventative and treatable with a consistent and mindful approach, much of the inflammation and pain in the joints can be reduced to a manageable or even undetectable level.
In addition to diet, which we will cover later this month, exercise activates your body's self-healing abilities, and is important for keeping your joints strong, healthy and flexible.
Some reasons healthy joints deteriorate are:
Natural Aging Process
The Plate Balancing Exercise, developed by Ilchi Lee, is a unique exercise with an array of benefits ranging from improved digestion to stronger joints. Balancing a plate while moving may feel a little unnatural at first if you have never waited on tables, but just as a waitress skillfully weaves through a crowded restaurant with hot food balanced on her palm, you too will soon be a master.
Experience a taste of what this interesting exercise has to offer and enjoy the beautiful and calming scenery of Sedona, Arizona.
The fluid motion of the exercise and the relaxed nature of the body allows the muscles to work without any impact or excessive resistance. This exercise is great if you sit at a desk all day or if you don’t sit once during the day!
The hips, knees, ankles, lower back, wrists and shoulders are places we most commonly hold tension. Plate Balancing allows you to open up the entire body from head-to-toe and build strength where you need it most.
We recommend starting with 10 minutes a day in the morning or evening. As you build strength and master the motion, you can increase the time you practice.
If you don’t want to use plates from the kitchen, you can hold a book, CD case, or anything that will help you maintain the position of the hand (steady palm facing up).
Give Plate Balancing a shot and tell us how you feel!