you also have to consider your diet.
I’ve cut down/eliminated coffee, tomatoes and crap food.
Careful when you do research about this. Most are from health food store or health nuts and they always want you to eliminate, well, everything that is not raw, organic, and if you act now, we will included my special formula for… well, you get the jist.
Please be mindful of your limitations. Sometimes, you just have to sit down and take an extra day. just learn from that.
I also do a lemonade cleanse once a year or so. During that 10 days, I have absolutlty no pain. I am not saying it is a cure or that you try it today, it’s what I do.[/quote]
Some really good points there…
The coffee reduction, I figured out and cut WAY back to one cup in the morning. Junk food is not so much of a worry and maybe for us would be more eating at a restaurant or something like that. The tomatoes though - didn’t even cross my mind. Not to say that one food will affect someone the same way but I will be mindful of that for a while since I do eat a ton of tomatoes.
Perhaps I will have to start some kind of food journal and log responses to various foods. One thing I do know about my diet is that when I completely eliminate all forms of breads, pasta, etc, the constant aching in the joints subsides greatly. So I understand that some foods have an inflammatory effect. Now to figure out which ones for me.
Point taken about health food stores also.
Learning limitations was probably the hardest thing. After repeatedly experiencing waking up in the middle of the night in excruciating pain because I rolled over on my hip…you learn to stop if you need to. It still kills me though when it is supposed to be deadlift day and you know that it’s just not going to happen today.
Cleansing makes sense. I will definitely read up on that.
Thanks for bringing up the diet issue and such. Obviously, I will have much research to do in this area. Lifting, dieting to lose or gain weight - I’ve got a good working knowledge of those things. The OA is a totally different ball game though.
Thanks for the suggestions, glad to have your input.