Category Archives: Rheumatism Arthritis

6 Tips For Healthy & Strong Joints

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A joint is where two or more bones meet and it’s important to know how to keep them healthy and strong because damage to the joints is often extremely painful and sometimes irreversible. Extreme joint pain can aggravate and lead to long-term conditions such as arthritis.  1. KEEP MOVING This doesn’t necessarily mean ‘exercise’ but […]

5 Quick Exercise Tips for Knee Pain

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You’ve probably heard the expression, “exercise is the best medicine.” Exercise can be beneficial for aches and pains, especially if you’re suffering from chronic knee problems or pain from arthritis. Before making these exercises a part of your regimen, we suggest speaking with a physician or physical therapist. If you’re experiencing knee pain, it’s important to […]

Tips Dealing with Knee Pain

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Here are the top tips for understanding and treating knee pain. 1. Knee pain is never normal The knee’s purpose is to help you bear weight and absorb shock when you move. A healthy knee is strong and pain-free with a good range of motion. If you experience knee pain, a “no pain, no gain” […]

Should I try Glucosamine For Knee Pain?

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Glucosamine, especially glucosamine sulfate, is extracted from the shells of shellfish to make dietary supplements. A synthetic form is made in laboratories, also. In this article, we explain what glucosamine is, why it is taken as a supplement, and whether there is scientific evidence to prove it is effective. We also discuss any side effects […]

9 Stretches To Start Your Day Off Right

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Let’s face it, getting motivated in the morning isn’t always easy. A cup of coffee and a few feel-good stretches can help. “Muscles stiffen overnight from lack of movement,” says expert. “This results in stiffness of the connective tissue (known as fascia) as well as the muscles.” Hold each of these stretches for at least […]

3 Benefits of Collagen for Joint & Bone Health

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Aside from skincare benefits, people everywhere are taking collagen for joints. Collagen is your body’s primary protein that makes up 70-95% of the cartilage your joints. And in your 30s, you’re less able to generate and replace collagen. The collagen in your body starts fading, affecting your ability and desire to run, to hike, to […]

7 Quick Stair Exercises

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You don’t need fancy gym equipment to get a good workout. You may not even need to leave your home. Squeeze some quick exercise into your day by simply stepping onto your stairs. Stairs climbing helps strengthen and tone your leg muscles. It keeps your leg arteries flexible, allowing blood to move more easily. Better […]

5 Foods to Avoid With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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There’s no cure-all diet for rheumatoid arthritis. But if you suffer from RA symptoms such as joint pain and inflammation, it’s smart to stick to a nutritious diet and avoid foods that may make RA symptoms worse. Where should you start? “You want to reduce inflammation [by avoiding inflammatory foods], and you want to avoid […]

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 […]