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When my husband use to play football, he loved it.   What he didn’t love was the numerous surgeries that he had because of it.  He has had nine surgeries, including back surgery, all because of football… and he is only 31 years old!  They are suggesting that he will probably have to have his knees replaced in the future, as well.

A group of people with their arms up posing for the camera with text above them.He has joint pain… and it is constant.  It hurts him when he picks up the kids, plays outside, does yard work, pretty much all of the time.

My husband uses a quote constantly (his back doctor told him): “MOTION IS LOTION” WHEN IT COMES TO JOINTS.  

This study by Harvard proves his point about the surprising relief for joint pain:

“Ignoring the pain won’t make it go away. Nor will avoiding all motions that spark discomfort. In fact, limiting your movements can weaken muscles, compounding joint trouble, and affect your posture, setting off a cascade of further problems. And while pain relievers and cold or hot packs may offer quick relief, fixes like these are merely temporary.

By contrast, the right set of exercises can be a long-lasting way to tame ankle, knee, hip, or shoulder pain. Practiced regularly, joint pain relief workouts might permit you to postpone — or even avoid — surgery on a problem joint that has been worsening for years by strengthening key supportive muscles and restoring flexibility. Over time, you may find limitations you’ve learned to work around will begin to ease. Tasks and opportunities for fun that have been weeded out of your repertoire by necessity may come back into reach, too.   Regular activity is good for your heart and sharpens the mind. It nudges blood pressure down and morale up, eases stress, and shaves off unwanted pounds. Perhaps most importantly, it lessens your risk of dying prematurely”

Read more here at Harvard Health

In the meantime, here are some great join pain relievers provided by Puritan’s Pride.   We love this company and have many of their vitamins.   Read about how these supplements can help you….  (plus enter the giveaway!)

 GIVEAWAY:  Add a comment below, letting me know why you would like to win the following items… I will choose a winner using a random selecting website in one week.   (These are being provided by Puritan’s Pride!  Thanks to them!)
win these!

             Triple Strength Glucosamine, Chondroitin & MSM Joint Soother®
            Glucosamine helps with flexibility, connective tissue in and around the joints and cartilage to support   joint comfort.* Individual results may vary.

 MSM Cream
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a source of naturally-occurring sulfur. This popular dietary supplement has now been formulated into a nutrient-enriched, moisturizing cream. Smoothing emollients, such as jojoba oil and sweet almond oil with collagen, aloe vera, and the antioxidant vitamins E, A and D have been blended in this formula. This combination of beneficial vitamins, oils and herbs work together to soften, smooth and moisturize the skin.

 Boswellia Standardized Extract
Boswellia is a centuries old herb that helps support healthy joints, which is important at any age.*

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Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. I would SO love to win these! I have huge knee issues…and trying to be an avid hiker really doesn’t help. I don’t ignore the pain, but don’t limit myself. Just wear a brace on the really bad knee. I hope I win!

  2. I would love to win these items! 🙂 I have joint pain in my wrists and ankles and do my best to keep moving and eat foods that help, but it’s often not enough.

  3. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂 I have constant pain and inflammation in my elbow, and to a lesser degree, my shoulder. I’ve already tried soooo many things for it, to no avail, but surprisingly I haven’t tried the supplements you are giving away. Therefore, I would love to win them! Thanks!