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There are many keys to keeping your joints healthy, including staying active and getting enough calcium and vitamin D. Other ways to defend your joints include:
- Keeping a healthy weight – Maintaining your weight is essential in living a healthy lifestyle. Stay motivated and don’t get discouraged. Eating right and exercising will go a long way in the fight against joint disease.
- Exercising – Light exercise, such as yoga and other range-of-motion exercises, will increase your fitness level as well as your cardiac health.
- Lifting correctly – Using proper lifting techniques will help you prevent strains in your shoulders and knees. Bend your knees and keep your back straight when picking up heavy objects.
- Knowing your limits – Don’t overdo it. If you feel exhausted or tired during exercises or daily activities, take a break and rehydrate.
Whether you are looking to prevent joint diseases or are living with them currently, following these tips will help make you certain you will be able to do the things you enjoy.
If you are suffering from joint pain or would like additional information on how to keep your joints healthy, contact Slocum Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine to make an appointment with one of our experts by calling (541) 214-2390, or click here to request an appointment online.