1. Move your joints
The more you move the less stiffness you will have, which will help keep your joints healthy. Anytime you are involved in sedentary activities, it is important to keep changing positions or take breaks from your desk or chair and move around.
2. Wear protective gear
Injuries can damage your joints so make sure to wear protective gear such as elbow or knee pads when participating in sports activities. If your joints are already aching, consider wearing braces when playing sports.
3. Maintain a healthy weight
Extra pounds can add more strain on your joints. Maintaining a healthy weight can ease the strain on your hips, knees, and back.
4. Consider low impact exercises
Low-impact exercises such as walking, bicycling, and swimming can help to protect your joints. High-impact exercises can increase your risk of joint injuries and may slowly cause cartilage damage.
5. Strengthen your core
Stronger abs and back muscles help with your balance. The more balanced you are, the less likely you are to damage your joints with falls or other injuries.
6. Including more fish in your diet
Fish such as salmon and mackerel are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s may help keep your joints healthy and reduce inflammation. If you don’t like fish, you can always try fish oil capsules instead.
7. Drink milk to keep your bones healthy
Calcium and vitamin D can help keep your bones strong. Strong bones will lower your risk for falls that may damage your joints.
8. Maintain good posture
While sitting or standing, make sure to maintain good posture will protect your joints from your neck down to your knees.
For more information about orthopedic care and the doctors at Healthpointe who can help you live your healthiest life, visit any of the Healthpointe offices, such as the Anaheim clinic near Fullerton, Placentia, Villa Park, Buena Park, Cypress, Cerritos, and Garden Grove. Or give us a call 888-719-8448
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