Arthritis

Tips to keep your joints healthy

Good Posture Protects Joints
Good Posture Protects Joints

Maintain strict straight postures while standing and sitting. Walking and swimming improves your posture. A very good posture helps protect your joints from neck to knees.

Healthy Weight for Healthy Joints
Healthy Weight for Healthy Joints

Extra weight adds load on the joints, therefore increasing the risk of bone breakage. Lose weight and note that every pound you lose, it takes nearly 4 pounds of pressure off your knees.

Avoid Stretching Before Exercising
Avoid Stretching Before Exercising

Though stretch is an important form of exercise, it may harm the joints when done frequently. Do light warm-ups to loosen the joints, tendons and ligaments and better perform only three times a week.

Consume Milk for Strong Bones
Consume Milk for Strong Bones

Vitamin D and calcium keeps the bones strong. Dairy products are best options and even other ingredients include leafy green vegetables. These products rich in calcium can keep you on your feet and prevents falls.

Be Careful Carrying and Lifting
Be Careful Carrying and Lifting

Take care of your joints while lifting and carrying heavy weights. Carry the weights on your arms instead of hands so that the weights rest on bigger joints and muscles.

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