“Boomeritis” takes toll on active Boomers

Tips to help seniors avoid the pain of exercise

(NC) Canadians are staying active longer than ever before with the goal of improving cardiovascular and psychological health. The bad news is this renewed vigor for exercise has come with a debilitating side effect: Boomeritis. A name health experts use to describe the parade of sore knees, back sprains, and other ailments associated with exercise-related injuries suffered by baby boomers.

The term was coined by Dr. Nicholas A. DiNubile, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, in 1999. He remarked that there was an explosion of bone and joint aches, pains, injuries, and ailments as the Baby Boom generation began to turn 40 and 50. The changes that occur in our bodies as we age make us vulnerable to common exercise-related injuries.

Here are some tips to help Boomers stay physical and maintain an active healthy lifestyle:

• Start with proper warm up and balancing exercises.

• Avoid running or weight training at first.

• Focus more on low-impact exercises such as stationary biking, step machines and elliptical trainers or low-impact aerobics. You can progress to running and weight training later.

• Incorporate cross-training to relieve stress by not using the same muscles repeatedly.

When faced with pain and inflammation it is important to combat it with an all-natural dietary supplement such as Reeliv5 that allows you to continue living your active life.

Suzanne Tremblay, 65, of Laval, Quebec, can attest to its effectiveness. A once a formerly active tennis and cycling enthusiast she had to give up her activities due to the progression of her debilitating arthritis and osteoarthritis over the past 10 years. “My legs were swollen and my joints and back hurt so much I had to give up my cycling,” she said. “After trying Reeliv5 I found the effects were immediate and 24 hours later my pain had largely diminished and my swelling and blood circulation improved. I felt true relief and it gave me the urge to be active again.”

Martin Lachaine, President of Quebec-based Nature’s Treasure which produces the natural supplement, explains the product is a mixture of powerful all natural active ingredients that reduces joint pain and inflammation, increases mobility and flexibility, repairs cartilage damage and boosts tissue regeneration.”

Lachaine, a former professional hockey player, developed the product to help remedy his own chronic pain from injuries suffered during his playing career. “I couldn’t find anything available that worked fast, was effective and natural that could help alleviate the type of chronic pain I had in my knees, shoulder and back that was not habit forming, so we worked to develop an all-natural solution.” More information on coping with pain from exercise can be found at www.reeliv5.com

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