Stiffness & Inactivity: How Mountain Ice Can Help
Right now, millions of workers are laid off, furloughed, or working fewer hours, and even those who are working regularly are staying inside when work is over. That increase in time indoors can lead to a significant decrease in physical activity, and a lack of activity is a major factor in many health conditions.
The activity many of us get over the course of an average work day is overlooked. Many people have jobs that require them to be on their feet for long hours and involve a surprising amount of movement even within a limited space. And anyone who's been inactive for a long period of time can tell you your body begins to protest. Weight gain, loss of muscle mass, and joint stiffness are all common in those who, whether via health issues or a sedentary lifestyle, go through a period of inactivity.
How do you combat these problems? The answer is simple: get moving! Even if you're stuck inside the house, there are plenty of options for staying active: low-impact aerobic exercise, stretching and resistance exercise, and even strength training are types of fitness that can be adapted to your home space.
This is easier said than done when you experience joint stiffness, though. When stiffness attacks and you need that extra push to get out of bed and get active, turn to Mountain Ice! Our revolutionary pain gel can help relieve your aches and pain quickly by penetrating deep into your joints and reducing swelling, giving you valuable temporary relief while working through your stiffness. Ingredients like menthol, ilex paraguariensis and camphor increase blood flow and improve circulation, so that oxygen speeds through your body, helping you get energized and reducing stiffness in your joints. Meanwhile, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate help promote cartilage rebuilding and water retention, so your joints are up to the challenge of staying fit in isolation.
Thirty percent of adults report joint stiffness, especially in the morning. With so many people at home right now, that number is likely to go up. When you need help getting up and getting active, choose Mountain Ice!