6 Ways To Keep Your Joints Healthy

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In this presentation, Dr Vivek Baliga of HeartSense discusses joint problems and how 6 simple steps can keep the joints healthy.


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6 Ways To Keep Your Joints Healthy:

6 Ways To Keep Your Joints Healthy Dr Vivek Baliga, Physician Baliga diagnostics pvt ltd


Introduction What are the ways to keep my joints healthy? How can I prevent them from getting worn out early? How can I prevent arthritis? What are the ways to keep my joints healthy? How can I prevent them from getting worn out early? How can I prevent arthritis? These may be just a few of the questions you have wondered about.

6 Ways To Keep Joints Healthy:

6 Ways To Keep Joints Healthy

Keep Moving:

Keep Moving If you want your joints to stay healthy, get moving. Sitting or standing for long hours can be bad for your joints. The more you move, the better it is. Sitting in front of a computer for long hours can cause back problems, usually due to poor posture.  Constant typing on the keyboard can lead to a condition called repetitive strain injury.  If this is the type of job you are in, stand up from time to time and walk around for a minute or two. Some people advise that movements be performed every 30 minutes.

Eat Well:

Eat Well A healthy diet has been proven time and again to keep your body strong and your mind sharp. Joint tissues and cartilage rely on calcium and vitamin D to keep strong and healthy. Calcium is easily obtained through foods such as dairy products (mild, cheese etc.). Vitamin D is obtained through exposure to sunlight. Eat foods that are rich is calcium and multivitamins. Five portions of fruit and vegetables a day is now recommended. Broccoli, yogurt and figs are a good source of calcium.

Add Omega 3 To Your Diet:

Add Omega 3 To Your Diet Omega 3 supplements have been shown to help improve the health of your joints. Clinical studies have shown that regular consumption of omega 3 fatty acids can help keep the joints strong. It does so by improving bone formation and reducing the breakdown of bone. In fact, in patients with osteoporosis, a prescription for omega 3 fatty acids is now quite common. If you are not taking one, you must certainly consider it.

Get Your Vitamin D:

Get Your Vitamin D Low vitamin D levels can lead to low calcium levels in the bones. In turn, this can reduce bone mineral density. This leads to osteoporosis. If your levels are low, then it can be easily corrected through oral supplements. If you wish to correct your vitamin D levels naturally, then consume foods that are fortified with vitamin D such as cereals, eat fatty fish like tuna and mackerel and consume cheese and egg yolks. Some doctors advise sitting out in the sun in the early hours of the morning for about an hour. 

Lose Weight:

Lose Weight The heavier you are, the greater the stress you place on your joints. With every pound (half kilogram) of weight you lose, you reduce the stress on your joints by 4 pounds (around 2 kgs ). If you are struggling to lose weight, then try and meet with a dietician. They can guide you regarding calorie intake, the ideal low calorie foods and what and when you should eat certain foods. Alternatively, talk to your doctor about how much weight you should lose to stay healthy and reduce the strain on your joints.

Wear Comfortable Footwear:

Wear Comfortable Footwear You may not realise it, but wearing footwear that are not comfortable can damage your joints. Women who wear high heeled shoes most of the time increase their risk of joint problems 10 fold. This is especially in those whose heels measure more than 3 inches. If you like long walks or jogging, make sure you buy shoes that provide the appropriate arch support for the feet. In other words, these shoes must prevent your foot from stretching in odd ways during your exercise routine. Consider wearing insoles for enhanced comfort.

Closing Remarks:

Closing Remarks Keeping your joints healthy is not difficult. All it takes are a few simple lifestyle changes. Make these changes today to avoid pain in the future.

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