Category Archives: Arthritis

The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Exercise

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GET READY The first step to any workout routine is to evaluate how fit you are for your chosen physical activity. Whenever you begin an exercise program, it’s wise to consult a doctor. Anyone with major health risks, males aged 45 and older, and women aged 55 and older should get medical clearance. FITNESS DEFINATION Even […]

Eat Right for Your Type of Arthritis

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osteoarthritis Having a balanced, nutritious diet is an important part of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. That’s good news for your joints, not just your wardrobe.  Experts have long known that milk is good for bones, but its effects on joints were less clear. A study reported in 2015 showed that women with knee OA […]

Stiff Joints: Why It Happens and How to Find Relief

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Why does joint stiffness occur? With age, stiff joints become a reality for many people. Years of use can take their toll on joints, muscles, and bones. Many people experience stiff joints just after waking up. Lying down for several hours to sleep reduces fluid amounts. That can make moving joints more difficult first thing […]

Inflammation and Stiffness: The Hallmarks of Arthritis

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As a disease, arthritis is more complicated and varied than most people imagine. It can come in different forms and affect people in different ways. But the common thread through most forms of arthritis? Inflammation and stiffness of the joints. Swelling may occur for two key reasons. Either the lining of the joint, known as […]

6 Simple Moves to Eliminate Knee Pain for Good

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One of the best things you can do for knee health is simply maintaining an active lifestyle. “Your joints thrive on movement,” Expert says. “Always try to remember that some activity is better than no activity.” Expert recommends low-impact activities, like swimming, brisk walking, or cycling, and considering taking health supplements that provide glucosamine and chondroitin to […]

8 Gout Triggers to Avoid

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The old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is particularly true when it comes to gout pain. A form of arthritis, gout may begin suddenly and result in severe pain, stiffness, and swelling of one or more joints. While genetics can make a gout attack more or less likely (and no one can choose […]

Knee Pain? Ordering This Takeout Food Could Help

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Looking for a natural way to relieve knee pain? You may want to tweak your diet. A growing body of research suggests that small dietary changes can add up to big benefits for knee health. “A number of foods have powerful anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties that may be as effective as some prescription medicines for arthritis and other […]

7 Ways to Help Prevent Arthritis in Women

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Arthritis pain and stiffness set in when the cartilage — the rubbery cushion in the joints that absorbs shock for the bones and allows them to glide smoothly when we move — wears away. When there isn’t enough cartilage left in the joint to protect the bones from damaging each other, we feel it.  Why […]

10 Ways to Make an Elderly Person’s Home Safer

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As loved ones age, family members may have growing concerns about safety. Physical changes associated with aging may lead to more falls or injuries; therefore, it’s important to create a safe environment for independent living. Check out ten ways that you can make a senior’s home safer. Making Home Safer Fortunately, there are many ways […]