Health Health news austins top tips Former England and British Lions rugby star austin healey has had severe joint pain since retiring from the sport. Here, he shares his tips for managing joint pain: Austin Healey manages his joint pain by regular exercise, supplements and maintaining a healthy weight Tip 1 keep moving For me its been so important to stretch and keep active to help manage joint pain. Sitting down all day can be really unhelpful, so I make sure I exercise before a long working day. Tip 2 Effective supplements Ive tried a variety of products, but started taking GOPOJoint Health, derived from rose hips (for details click here, 18.99 for 120 capsules) last year and it has really reduced my joint pain. Tip 3 Healthy weight For Strictly Come Dancing, I lost 6kg before I started through regular walking. Whenever Ive gained a bit of weight its really impacted on my joint pain and made me far more aware of it. Tip 4 Choose your activity I dont run because of osteoarthritis, so Ive had to turn to other activities. Swimming is a great low-impact way to exercise, which doesnt place too much strain on the joints. Cycling is also definitely my thing right now. Soothe pain naturally Celadrin Forte Muscle and Joint Balm is a natural anti-inflammatory and there is some evidence that it may have a mild effect on arthritis pain, without causing any side effects. Studies have found that cetylated fatty acids have a mild analgesic effect, which could be useful in those with arthritis. Celadrin Forte Muscle and Joint Balm is available from Cosyfeet, 19 for 50ml. For info, go to here or call 01458 447275. DiD you know? Arthritis is one of the oldest diseases, and has been discovered in the remains of people living more than 500,000 years ago!