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Seven Tips to Keep Your Joints Strong & Healthy


We all know that a healthy lifestyle is important to looking and feeling our best, and eating nutrient-rich foods and exercising will help keep us physically fit. Sometimes, however, even when we eat a wide variety of healthy foods and exercise, we still may be missing essential nutrients in our bodies. In fact, recent studies have shown that as we age, our body's ability to absorb key nutrients becomes less efficient.



NEOCELL is the #1 collagen brand in the world and a leader in the field of nutritional science. NeoCell develops nutritional supplements designed for those who want to get a head start on looking and feeling their best.

I've recently incorporated NEOCELL's two newest products into my daily routine. Move Matrix Advanced Joint Hydrator and Joint Bursts provide the nutrients essential to maintaining joint health! NeoCell Joint Bursts follow on the success of NeoCell's wildly popular Beauty Bursts and Biotin Bursts of which I am also a fan. What I love about Joint Bursts, is that they combine powerhouse nutrients collagen type 2, turmeric and hyaluronic acid into delicious soft chews. We all know the benefits of collagen in our skin, but joint cartilage provides strength and cushioning for our joints. Combine this with Hyaluronic Acid which is the primary component of synovial fluid which lubricates the joints, and turmeric which is shown to promote healthy inflammatory response, and you can see what makes NeoCell Joint Bursts so amazing!




Along with taking NeoCell supplements for preventing damage to joints and improving your general quality of life, it is also important to follow these healthy tips as well:

1. Lose extra body weight. Nobody wants to be lectured on their diet or weight loss, but maintaining a healthy weight is very important to our overall health.  Extra body weight creates strain on our joints, particularly the knee joints and can cause other health issues as well. We all want the quick fix, but the safest and best way to lose weight is to watch portion sizes, eat healthy foods and exercise.  

2. Eat healthy foodsAn anti-inflammatory diet with plenty of omega-3 fatty acids is also very important. Eating fatty fish like salmon, two times per week is recommended. Leafy green vegetables like broccoli and kale are good sources of calcium and Vitamin D. Low levels of vitamin D can lead to osteoporosis, which produces an aching pain in our bones as the bone weakens. Low vitamin D also causes muscle weakness, which can lead to falls and fractures as we age.

3. Keep moving. Anytime you are moving or exercising, you are strengthening muscles that support your joints. The exception to this rule is high-intensity exercise which can damage joints and ligaments and lead to pain, inflamation and arthritis. Walking, yoga and other forms of exercise will protect and strengthen your joints.  Did you know that Christie Brinkley does lunges (squats) while brushing her teeth? Weight-bearing exercises such as squats and walking will help to maintain bone density and help strengthen muscles that support joints and help keep them flexible.

4. Warm up before exercising.
A gradual warm up is important to increase the blood flow to the working muscle which will decrease muscle stiffness. Joint pain can also be reduced or eliminated altogether by stretching and warming up before exercising as the muscle becomes more flexible and able to handle the added weight or stress we put on them.
5. Change exercise routines. Avoid repetitive impact-style exercising which can put stress on the joints. Yoga and water-based workouts are low-impact activities that will add strength to your muscles without placing stress on joints.
6. Wear proper shoes. Women who wear high-heeled shoes have a greater chance of developing joint pain and other osteopathic issues. High heels put the foot at an angle which pulls muscles and joints out of alignment, causing pain and discomfort. Choose comfortable shoes that support the arch of your foot, and if you still feel the need for heels (like me!), look for a shoe with a platform under the ball of the foot. 
7. Change positions. Sitting or standing all day can cause stiffness and joint pain. Changing our routines to give our bodies and joints rest periods will help to prevent aches and pains. Simply getting up and moving around throughout the day keeps our bodies happy.

Joint Bursts, Move Matrix and other fine NEOCELL products can be found at your better health and natural product retailers like GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods Market, CVS and Walgreens. To find a location near you, visit HERE. Also, follow along on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates and promotions!


As with all supplements, consult with your physician or nutritionist to ensure the best regimen for your personal wellness needs.

37 comments :

  1. Great tips, Nancy. I am a runner and if I don't warm up before I run, I can feel the stress on my joints.

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    1. Hi Peggy! Yes, it is always important to warm up. I've done that and paid for it, too!
      Have a great day!
      nancy

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  2. Prevention is the best medicine. Thanks for the tips.

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    1. I'm all about prevention, Melanie!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      nancy

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  3. I wore super high heels for years. Lately, I've found myself reaching for my wedges or lower heels. It's just not worth the pain. These are all great tips, especially the advise to keep moving.

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    1. Hi Alli,
      I love wearing wedges, too! They're sooo much more comfortable than high heels! Glad you enjoyed the tips! :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. A healthy lifestyle is definitely a must! These are all great tips. Believe it or not but wearing the right shoes when working out changed my workout regime vastly. There's nothing like having the right pair of shoes when it comes to being active.

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Angelic. A supportive arch can do wonders for comfort!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      nancy

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  5. This sounds like a great supplement for those that want stronger joints. I love that it's a soft chew formulation. It will make it easy and fun to take the daily dose.

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    1. Yes, Jennifer. The supplement is so yummy I never forget to take it! :)
      Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
      nancy

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  6. The older I get the more I realize I need to take better care of my joints. I workout daily and eat healthy, but sports have taken a huge toll on my joints. I need to check out these supplements.

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    1. Oooh...Yes, Joanna. Sports do take their toll on joints. I hear ya!
      NeoCell's supplements are great for prevention and protection!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      nancy

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  7. Eating healthy foods is so important. Not just for joint health but for every aspect of your wellbeing. These are great tips.

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    1. Very true, Pam! Supplements are not a replacement for eating right.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      nancy

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  8. What a great list of ways to keep your joints strong, I must admit I don't think of these things but they will matter some day. Better to be proactive now.

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    1. Hi Sarah! I couldn't agree more. Prevention is always best!
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Nancy

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  9. My parents use something like this and they swear by it. They said their joints feel so much better after taking this.

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    1. Thank goodness for scientific studies that help us learn what our bodies need to stay healthy! :)
      Thanks for stopping by, Jeannette!
      nancy

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  10. These are definitely good things to consider! I want to keep my joints healthy as I age.

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    1. Hi Liz, I agree. Prevention is always best. :)
      Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
      nancy

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  11. Yeah! I am so excited that there is a joint supplement you can take that is a soft chew. I for one don't like swallowing pills so this is very welcomed.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, D.P.
      Yes, the soft chews are sooo yummy! Enjoy!
      nancy

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  13. Thank you for all of the great reminders on how to stay healthy. My husband has problems with his knee joints so I will be sure to tell him about these soft gel supplements.

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    1. Hi Michelle, Definitely have your husband check out NeoCell! They are #1 in collagen supplements and a wonderful company! Check GNC and better health food stores, CVS, etc. :)
      Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
      Nancy

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  14. As I get older I realize how much I need to take care of my joints. If I'm good to them I hope they will be good to me.

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    1. Hi Mimi, Yes, that is very true and prevention is always best! :)
      Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
      Nancy

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  15. Oooo what great tips!'n now that I'm getting older I really should start to take better care of my joints!

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    1. Hi Courtney, Yes, prevention is always important! :)
      Thanks for visiting!
      Nancy

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  16. I haven't heard of NeoCell previous to this post, but it sounds like a great option all around, with a lot of great benefits.

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    1. Hi Amanda, Yes, I've been using NeoCell products for quite a few years now and absolutely love them! :)
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Nancy

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  17. Thank you! Excellent tips for joint health! The soft chews sound really great and easy to consume ~ just like candy!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ivonne. I'm glad you liked the tips! :)

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  18. Joint Health is so important to me. It's never to early to start taking supplements.

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  19. My vitamin D is low and it definitely causes muscle weakness. this is something I am trying to remedy.

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  20. I love NeoCell products. I use their Collagen and love the quality! I take supplements on daily basis

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  21. Thanks for these great tips. A healthy lifestyle is definitely a must and for this Eating healthy foods is so important!!

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