Protect Your Joints
You can’t avoid household chores and lifting objects, but you can more aware of how what you lift and how you lift it. Avoid tasks that can put excess strain on your hips and knees and remember to use your legs to lift, not your back.
Those extra pounds around your waist can add unnecessary pressure on your joints. Make sure that you practice a regular exercise regime. Even small activities such as brisk walks, yoga or light resistance training can help you get fit. Don’t forget that stretching and swimming are some of the best ways to keep your joints and muscles in top condition.
Get Your Dose of Vitamin C
Recent studies have shown that Vitamin C and other antioxidants found in orange and other citrus fruits can greatly reduce the risk of arthritis.
Knowledge is Power
They say knowledge is power. Being informed is always an advantage and knowing more about the condition at any age will help you prepare and fight against it.
Calcium is Your Friend
Calcium should be an important part of your daily diet. The best sources of calcium come from milk, yogurt, and cheese. If you are lactose intolerant, other good sources of calcium are salmon and broccoli.
Pay Attention to Your Shoes
You may not think that the shoes you are wearing matter when it comes to arthritis, but in fact, they do play an important role in its development. Make sure you choose shoes that emphasize comfort, size, and padding.