Strong, Fluid Body Movement Makes Your Bones Feel Better!

The whole idea behind movement is gout prevention is the same thing as what we were talking about with exercise…habits.

Here’s an idea to get you…”moving”.

Gout killin’ movement is as simple as just taking a walk, or just taking some time to yourself in warm, quiet room and just bending your knees. Then your ankles. Then raising up on your tip-toes. Lift your arms above your head and swing them around in circles. Just start moving, slow and easy, feel how it feels.

Can you touch your toes? Easy now, don’t over-do it! Don’t over-do anything. See how far you can reach down without pushing too far. Breathe along with the pace of whatever movement your doing.

  • Wiggle your toes, roll your ankles, bend your knees, squat down and fold at the waist, arch your back, flap your arms, twist your wrists, clench your fists, look up, look down, look from side to side. Get the idea? Get creative, you can do this just about anywhere at anytime.

Just Do It!

This isn’t about suiting up, going somewhere and taking an hour off. The habit is feeling your body move.

Laying out a towel on the carpet and just getting on the floor and pulling your knees to your chest, rolling from side to side is what might work best for you. If you’re getting old like me, just laying on the floor and swinging my legs out to the side and stretching out my hips feels great!

I’m happy to have you as my gout coach. I really needed the support. There are not too many of us out there and the ones that are prefer to just rely on drugs. That is why I felt so alone in my struggle. After reviewing your Session on movement I had an epiphany when you said how acidic a body can get after over exertion. Then I though to myself the last two times I felt gouty was after working out waaay too hard. But, I never actually made the correlation. I just thought lactic acid and uric acid were two different things and were not related in terms of gout. I have learned to moderate my workouts to about an hour and I just did yoga last night. I felt good and was able to sleep good last night. Usually I worked out hard for like 3-4 hours, totally red-lined it, then would feel super hungry after 4 hours. I would eat a small meal, then would try to ignore my hunger cravings for another few hours, then I would just pig out and stay up all night cuz my body can’t relax from all the adrenaline still in my body. In retrospect it seemed extremely counterintuitive when my goal was to be healthier and prevent gout. I am so happy to have you as my personal gout coach. Life is hard enough as is, and when you add gout on top of that it can get too damn overwhelming. It is hard enough to do it alone, but knowing I have you on my side gives me a great sigh of relief and more confidence that I can finally succeed. ~ Roland

Make time for yourself, you’re worth it. Start with 10 or 15 minutes a day…or every other day. Just start…just start creating that habit.

Maintaining a consistent method of movement is good to help manage the aches and pains and joint stiffness that comes with all kinds of arthritis. With gout it helps keep the uric acid levels down as well as keeping it from crystallizing.

If you really get into this and want to take it even farther, Tai Chi or Qi Gong might be a really good fit. It can help you stay healthy and feeling good, so rather than try to explain it, just click on the link below and and browse around.

  Tai Chi and Qi Gong are completely amazing disciplines.


Bert Middleton

“I know your pain. Let me help you kill your gout for good!  And teach you to advocate for yourself and take ownership of your gout recovery, by showing you how to live the gout-free lifestyle.” Two decades ago, Bert Middleton found himself diagnosed with gout. Like 8.3 million other people in the United States (approximately 4% of the population), he struggled helplessly with the physical, emotional, social, and financial impact that gout left unchecked can have on your life. Prescription drugs were of limited help… And the terrible pain of regular gout attacks left him unable to enjoy even the simplest daily pleasures. His marriage was suffering. His finances were spiraling due to the impact gout had on his ability to work. And maintaining a social life was often nearly impossible. Tophi surgeries left him in terrible pain.  And he found himself depressed … and angry … that gout was stealing years of his life.

Until one day, after hundreds of hours of research and self-experimentation, Bert finally had a breakthrough and created a blueprint for a way of living that would prove to be “the answer” to living gout-free for nearly a decade now. Today, Bert and his “Gout Wife” Sharon devote their evenings and weekends to educating other gout sufferers on how to live the gout-free lifestyle. Showing others his 911 Emergency Response Gout Recovery Plan for getting PAINFUL gout attacks under control in as little as 4 hours. And then, how to make daily choices that keep gout under control for GOOD! So you can finally start LIVING again!