no more achy joints

I’ve never considered myself someone with “bad knees” or a “bad back” but in the past few years I’ve noticed a lot more aches and pains. I’m in my early 40s and just thought it comes with age and the fact that I move a lot of furniture in my second-hand business. I figured I needed to just be more careful and try to let other people do the heavy lifting for me. If you’re anything like me, then you know that just isn’t possible!

My back didn’t hurt all the time, but when I’d move a large load – like a houseful of furniture or a big haul from the auction – my lower back would hurt for a few days. Moving hide-a-beds and hutches could make me ache for a while too.

I also had this thing of when I’d stand up after sitting for any extended time, I couldn’t stand up straight right away, I had to kind of “walk-it-out.” I felt like I was doing a demo of the evolution chart where man starts hunched over and progresses to upright.

My knees never seemed to have any problem until I decided to exercise regularly. I was going to the gym 3 – 5 times a week for step, pump and yoga classes. I really enjoyed the classes and the way I was feeling, except that my knees started to hurt – especially my left knee.

I hadn’t set out to find a fix for this problem, however, I did have another health problem that I was looking to fix and that’s what made me try these products. It did so well addressing my other health issue that I added a product specific to bones and joints. Within about a month I noticed that I wasn’t having knee or back pain.

It’s kind of funny how I realized I wasn’t hurting anymore… I got a text message from my chiropractor saying he hadn’t seen me in a while and how was I doing. I stood there thinking for a moment and realized I hadn’t noticed any back pain for a while. I tried to remember the last time I did the “neanderthal walk” and couldn’t. I swung my left leg back-and-forth a few times and didn’t feel anything. I wonder how long it would have taken me to notice if he didn’t ask. After that, I would really pay attention. Shortly after that, there were two major moves that I just knew would leave me hurting for a few days, however, by the same evening, I wasn’t hurting on either of those days. I was shocked. Now I’m not. Pain is not normal and it has nothing to do with getting older. I’m giving my body what it needs and it’s rewarding me with higher performance.

It’s been about 9 months now. I can do lots of things and I don’t hurt. The best part is that it’s so simple even I can stick with it.

3 comments on “no more achy joints
  1. Jenn says:

    This past December I had to step in and do one of our FedEx Ground routes full time for 2 weeks. It was hard to just jump in full time. I’ve helped for a day here and there, but not like this! I was beat at the end of the day and wondering how I would be able to get out of bed in the morning… but each morning I rolled out of bed feeling fine! No aches and pains – I was surprised.

    I was mentally doing really well too. I used to get overwhelmed and get upset and sometimes even cry. That hasn’t happened in a long time. I was sure it would happen during this time though (try driving an unfamiliar route in 6 inches of snow while trying to hit specific time windows!) I made it through the entire 2 weeks only crying once – and that was because I swatted myself in the forehead with a hand truck.

    Having the nutritional foundation of the 90 for Life is making all the difference in my life.

  2. Jenn says:

    I go skiing about once or twice a year… for years I have had to take a few Tylenol on the way up the mountain before I start skiing and a few more at lunch. Even with all that in me, I would be hurting. I could usually only do 2 – 3 more runs after lunch and I’d just have to stop, often regretting that last one.

    Two weeks ago I went skiing for the first time this season and the first time since I started Youngevity products last year. I decided to not even bring my Tylenol and see how it went. I felt great and did really well, and although my knee would hurt while riding up the lifts, my muscles were fine. I made it through the day and never needed any Tylenol.

    I decided to increase my Glucogel for my joints from 4 caps a day to 10 caps a day… I went skiing again yesterday. It was AWESOME! I didn’t hurt at all! I haven’t skied that many runs in a day – I think ever. I felt great and didn’t have to stop for breaks on the way down. If I did stop, it was just to wait up for someone, decide which fork to take or catch a view. I felt like it was the best skiing I’ve done in years because I was able to concentrate on form and technique instead of trying to minimize pain.

    I’m so excited that I can’t wait to do it again and we’re thinking season passes for next year is the way to go.

  3. Jenn says:

    I did go back skiing two weeks later after upping my GlucoGel… pain free and I was able to do more runs than I ever had before! Went again two weeks after that… and bought the season passes for next year, which allowed us to ski the rest of this season.

    I ended up going Saturday, Monday, Friday and Monday – 4 times in 10 days. I would have gone more, but the snow is melting (and I have to work some time!)

    It’s so awesome to have such immediate and apparent results. It truly is life-changing. I’ll be testing my new-found stamina this spring and summer with some hiking and biking. :)

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