Nutrition Friday On…Sunday? Yes, I’ve Been Busy, and My Knees Are Unhappy

I know that nutrition blogging is supposed to be on Friday. I mean, that’s when I’ve always written a little something on nutrition, so why not this week?

Well, if you’ve been paying any attention the last few days, you’d know I’ve been…a little busy.

It was a wonderful week.

I’ve had over 2500 weeks, and of all of them, this one was the best of the lot. My little family and I closed out the cottage portion of our lives in grand fashion. We did absolutely nothing of consequence, but we hit every single thing the boys wanted to do:

  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Chopping wood
  • Roasting marshmallows
  • Swimming
  • Diving off the dock
  • And I can’t even remember what all more

We helped my folks get ready for the change of ownership. Much brush was cleared, lots of old crap got sorted and tossed. Everything and everyone was photographed within an inch of its life. I even got to sand the rough edges off the worst memory of my life.

The only hitch in this whole wonderful week? My frickin’ knees. Turns out that silly old Andrew forgot to take his glucosamine.

So, nutrition Friday (delayed to Sunday): Glucosamine, 1500 mg/day and Chondroitin – 1200 mg/day

Even if you’re active, healthy, and exercising hard to stay that way a lifetime of doing hard exercise, along with the passage of time, means joint pain. Eventually it means osteoarthritis. If you aren’t there yet, trust me, arthritis sucks. So…glucosamine and chondroitin.

A north Atlantic shrimp
Good for what ails your knees

Derived from shellfish shells, glucosamine acts as a lubricant and shock absorber for your cartilages. Chondroitin helps prevent cartilage break down and aids in cartilage repair.