- Aging & Longevity
Tips to Avoid Arthritis
Pain is an issue we tend to try and avoid. And when we happen to see someone with the effects of Arthritis I'm sure you wonder how you can avoid that right? We see how difficult it really is for someone with any type of Arthritis to be able to move, pick things up, button things etc.
So here are some tips to preventing Arthritis.....
1) Maintaining motion is a key. For example. Keep exercising. And if you aren't exercising START! I really hope you don't think you can keep your joints preserved by not using them. The phrase "use it or lose it" is a perfect example of this. And the exercising doesn't have to be strenuous. Walking, biking, jogging and even swimming are helpful. You really want to use your joints full range of motion.
2) Strengthening the muscles helps to. You are likely to get arthritis in a joint that has had some serious trauma in your life. Even if it doesn't occur until years after the trauma, it still can happen. So do what you can to avoid further damage or any damage at all. If you work in a strenuous job then wear protective hear, such as braces on the knees or elbows and back. Remember that your joints are mechanical, and like all mechanical devises, they will wear out eventually. Keep the body moving, but don't strain it beyond what it is capable of doing.
3) Eat healthy. Though there isn't a diet out there to help prevent Arthritis, but eating healthy can help. For example, eating healthy can keep off excess weight. And being overweight can exacerbate the pain of arthritis and damage your joints tremendously.
In the end though, genetics play a key role in weather or not you will end up getting arthritis. So in the end it is best if you take preventative measures now to avoid the pain of the arthritis later.