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How to keep your hip healthy

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The hip joint in your body is one of the largest joints present in the body. It is a ball and socket type joint. It has seven different types of motion. If you have a heap problem, you will experience limitations in exercise and movement. It can drastically impact your day-to-day activities. The ball of the hip joint is made up of the top of the femur and the socket is the lower portion of your pelvis. There are ligaments surrounding the hip joint which help in keeping the ball in the socket.

The following tips will help you to keep your hip healthy.

Maintain your weight

If you do not maintain your weight, there are severe health complications. It may result in several problems which may try to destroy your health completely. Maintaining your ideal weight is also important for your bones and for your hips. It is very critical that you maintain your ideal weight. As your weight increases, your hips will experience more stress and strain. If you are overweight by a big margin, it may result in several hip related problems as it will also cause bone related health issues. So, you will need to ensure that you are maintaining the ideal weight for your sex, age and height. The proper diet and regular exercise are two ways to maintain your body and the ideal weight. It will also help you to keep yourself healthy and fit.

Strengthen the muscles surrounding your hip

If you want a healthy hip, then you will need to focus on the muscles surrounding it. Many people have relative weakness of this muscles. Weakness of the hip abductors, the muscle that helps in movement of the thighs out to the side, is common in many people. Some people also suffer from muscle imbalance in the hips. It may result in abnormal movement. If this continues for a longer duration, it ultimately can result in cartilage damage. To avoid all these, you will need to strengthen the muscles surrounding your hip. When you strengthen the muscles, it will offer other benefits to you such as improvement of your bone density. Bone density goes down as we age and for better movement you will need to maintain your bone density. So, strengthening the muscles surrounding your hip will also help you to improve and maintain your mobility even when you age. There are different types of exercises which will help you to improve the strength of the muscles.

Add necessary supplements

The right nutrition is very important for a healthy body. It is also true for your bones and your hips. If your diet is not able to provide the necessary nutrition, there is no harm in adding some supplement to ensure that you are getting the necessary nutrient so that you do not suffer from any of the nutrient deficiency problems. Supplements like glucosamine, vitamin D, chondroitin, and omega-3 fatty acids are very important for your hips and bones. These are important because they offer you the important building blocks of your body and will help you to maintain healthy hips. Calcium is also essential for all types of bones in your body. Add the necessary supplements to your existing diet after you take proper advice from a nutrition and dietician.

It is important to talk to your doctor to find the right advice about just nutritional supplements. It is also important to meet your doctor to find out the ways to maintain your ideal weight and the right exercise programs for you.

References
1. Complete Shoulder & Hip Blueprint
2. Hip Injuries and Disorders
3. Role of collagen hydrolysate in bone and joint disease.