There are many things you can do to keep your joints healthy and supple.
Controlled movement exercises can help you to maintain suppleness in joints, while strengthening exercises can help your muscles take the pressure off your joints. For example, swimming is a great aerobic exercise to help improve overall fitness and control weight.
You should talk to your doctor before exercising, as he or she may be able to give advice on the best exercises for you.
Any excess weight you can shed will help to relieve strain on delicate joints. And of course, losing weight may encourage you to be more active too.
A healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and veg is to be recommended. More specifically, oily fish like sardines, kippers, mackerel and fresh tuna contain omega-3 essential fatty acids.
Eating healthily, following a sensible exercise regime and protecting your joints will help you stay active for longer.
A simple check list for healthy joints would include the following:
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