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How to keep your joints healthy

If you want to keep your joints healthy to enjoy a better life and mobility, the following tips will help you to ensure that your joints are always healthy.

Stay in motion

This is very important for your joint health. If you frequently move, you will have less stiffness. If you are working, reading or watching TV, you can always move and change your position often. While working, you can take a break and get up from your chair and move your body.

Strengthen your core

It is very important to increase the strength of your core. If you have strong abs and back muscles, it will keep your body balanced. There are different types of core (abdominal, hip and back) strengthening exercises which are must for your exercise and training programs. Pilates and yoga are two important workouts that will help you to strengthen your core.

Flex your muscles

If you make yourself stronger, your joints will have better support. Even if you can increase your strength a little bit more, it can make a lot of difference to your joints. There are different ways to build muscles such as strength training, resistance training, bodybuilding and such other exercising ways. Physical therapists or certified trainers can help you to gain muscles at the right sports. They can also help you to learn how to go for the training and what not to do.

Reduce your load

in your day-to-day life, make sure to reduce the load on your joints. Always consider your joints whenever you are lifting and carrying something. You can always carry your bags on the arms instead of carrying them with your hands. Use the bigger muscles for joint support while lifting or carrying weights.

Eat more fish

Fish is very important for your joints and your body. Fish contains omega-3 fatty acids which is helpful in keeping your joints healthy. It also reduces inflammation, which is a major cause of joint pain and tenderness. Cold water fishes like Salmon and mackerel are good for you to ensure that your joints are healthy. If you don't like fish or if you don't eat fish, you can always try fish oil supplement capsules which are available as over-the-counter medicines.

Maintain your weight

Is very important for you to maintain your weight to keep your joints healthy. Too much weight will put lots of pressure on the joints. When you lose 1 pound of weight, it takes 4 pounds of pressure off the knees. There are different ways to lose and maintain your weight. Regular exercise can help you to lose weight as well as to maintain your ideal weight depending on your age, sex and height.

Do something for your bones

make sure that your bones are strong because that will help you to keep your joints healthy. For that, you will need to provide your body with calcium and vitamin D. Milk and dairy products contain high amounts of calcium and vitamin D. You can also get them from green and leafy vegetables such kale and broccoli. It is important to get more calcium from your food. If you are not getting enough calcium, you can always go for supplements that your doctor prescribes.

Treat joint injuries

if you suffer from any joint injury, you should treat it immediately. Such injuries may result in breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Whenever your heart, you should see your doctor immediately and complete the treatment prescribed. It is also essential for you to take the necessary steps to prevent any future damage.

References
1. Joint Regen
2. MUSCULAR AND SKELETAL SYSTEMS
3. Osteoarthritis