Friday, January 18, 2013

The Easiest Ways to Prevent Joint Pains and Related Disorders

One out of four people are experiencing joint pains and related disorders today. I find this number rather disturbing because these diseases are becoming more common and even the younger folks can be affected. Instead of rushing to a surgery or popping painkillers, why not try these easy tips to help you prevent joint pains? 

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disorder wherein the joints and ligaments naturally loses their strength and lubrication. The best way to prevent this is through avoiding obesity and maintaining a good body weight. For older folks, strengthening the hips and knees through exercise is also good for joint health.

If you are told to drink moderately, you should or else you are becoming more exposed to gout. Gout is the condition when uric acids accumulate in the body, leading to joint pain and inflammation. The main culprit for this is heavy drinking. Beers and other liquors are high in purine, a substance which stimulate the production of uric acid. Other foods such as red meat, asparagus, sardines also have high contents of purine so its best to stay away from too.

Rheumatoid arthritis attacks are also painful and debilitating. The best way to avoid this disease is by increasing your vegetable and fruit intake to a total of seven servings per day. With the great complications these joint-related disorders can bring to our lives, the old adage is right after all: prevention is better than cure.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 4:01 AM


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