Preventing Arthritis

There are many ways to prevent arthritis, all steaming from natural remedy practices, herbal medications, as well meditation techniques.  To be honest, there is no cure for this condition, but there are ways to prevent it from worsening, due to inflammation and arthritic pains. 

For a lot of people, preventing arthritis can feel like an uphill battle that they will never win at because as I’ve said before, there is no cure for arthritis, but the severity of it can most definitely be prevented in getting worse.  That’s what a lot of people fail to realize when they get diagnosed with this condition. 

They think that just because there is not up-front cure for it, then you can’t prevent it from getting worse, but this is not true.  Today, we are actually going to be taking a look at how to prevent this condition from getting worse.

Make Sure You Eat Fish

This is one of the most important things that you can do if you suffer from arthritis is to eat fish or take fish oil supplements.  Why is this?  How does fish oil help in preventing arthritis?  Fish oil helps to prevent the worsening of arthritis by calming down a person’s inflammation, swelling, and overall pain throughout the body. 

Omega-3 fatty acids are in fish, as well fish oil and this is a key factor in preventing and reducing inflammation throughout the body.  It’s so important that you eat fish or include fish oil somewhere in your daily diet to help prevent the flareups of inflammation.

Controlling Your Weight

It’s a known fact that when you can control your weight, you lower your risk of developing diabetes.  Arthritis and diabetes are linked together and nine times out of ten, if you develop one condition, you will get the other as well. 

It just goes hand in hand.  Keep in mind that your knees support your whole body and when there is excess weight throughout your body, the joints in the knees will tend to break down and give out, raising your risk for an early onset of the development of arthritis.

Getting Enough Exercise

This goes hand in hand when trying to prevent the early onset of arthritis or take away from the severity of it all.  Even if you have arthritis, when you exercise on the daily basis, you are teaching your joints and muscles to become stronger and this will help your bones to not be so brittle and weak, lowering your risk of developing arthritis or have it get worse if you already have it. 

What I would recommend you do is walk at least one mile per day, as this will help your whole body to grow stronger and more fit just in case you do have a fall, it may not injure you that badly.

Try to Avoid Injury

I know this is so difficult for so many people to do, but if you can try to avoid injury at all costs, do just that.  Freak accidents do happen, I realize that, but the key factor is watch out where you walk, don’t go into places that are tapped off and so on.  A lot of it is simply using your common sense. 

Throughout the course of a person’s life, joints will tend to wear out.  That’s just the normal wear and tear process of what happens when older age hits.  We cannot control that.  What we can control is how we live our lives, not going to places that could make an injury very easy. 

Take for example, if you are going to a baseball game, try not to choose a seat where you have to climb a lot of stairs because you could easily get tripped up and fall.  Could you imagine what this would do to a person that has arthritis? 

Always try to avoid injuries at all times because if you take a bad fall, you could very well wind up in the hospital with a broken bone.  Did you know that whenever you have arthritis, it’s ten times harder for a broken bone to heal on its own and will take more time to heal as well?  Try and stay as safe as you can whenever you have to go out.   

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