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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Natural Arthritis Cure (3)

Healing Arthritis through Exercise: It is a well known fact that exercise will both prevent and even heal most of the debilitating and even terminal diseases that bedevil mankind today. Exercise will save you from Stress, Cancer, Heart disease, Diabetes, Hypertension, and also Arthritis; thus in the cause of exercise new cells are developed. While it is important to exercise yourself out of your problems such as arthritis, it is equally necessary to be careful not to overdo things. It must be stated here that some forms of exercise can actually worsen your arthritis while other forms will heal you. 

Though exercise could be painful at times; but imagine the kind of grades your son will have in school if he did not study hard. Surely hard work pays handsomely; the discipline is all you need to be free of your arthritis, and exercise will surely help you prevent any form of degenerative disease including arthritis. I will also at this point advise that you do good to consult your personal doctor before embarking on your routine physical exercise especially if you are in doubt. 
Arthritis pain
Exercise will enable your synovial fluid to properly lubricate the cartilage of your joints by moving in and out of the cartilage. Thus as a vehicle engine or machine requires lubrication, in the same manner does your cartilage require it as it keeps it healthy and moist. This activity will prevent your cartilage from drying and thinning out as we have seen in osteoarthritis due to friction leading to wear and tear.

As I have stated earlier article, overweight or obesity can be a danger signal to you developing osteoarthritis which has to do with the stress borne by your joints owing to your weight. Therefore if you are on this side, it becomes highly imperative that you lose weight, and exercise can very well enable you to shed that excess body weight and then maintain your ideal body weight. Your ideal body weight is according to your body mass index (BMI) which is a measure of your weight in relation to height, and is calculated thus: Multiply your weight in pounds and divide that by the square of your height in inches; overweight is a BMI greater than 25; obese is a BMI greater than 30.

Inflamed and swollen joints of the fingers

When you are ready to commence your routine exercise, be sure to start with aerobic exercises, and do workouts that is within your capacity. Do not overwork or stress your heart.  While you are at it, also make sure you drink plenty of water as a matter of daily (health) habit, because both exercise and good hydration are very important for the free movement of your synovial fluid which go in and out of (lubricates) the cartilage.

You must learn the importance of maintaining the range of motion movement at the joints: If for example, you have injured, or have a painful joint of the knee, you ought to continue moving the joint consciously within a certain range on a regular basis or else it will limit your movement at the joint, become stiff and more painful instead.

Strengthen your tendons, ligaments and muscles by exercise which goes to tone these connecting tissues for adequate protection and support of the joints. Exercise will do a lot in fortifying these attachments and promote adequate flexibility at the joints. Engage in weight-bearing exercises: Examples of this are – walking, stairs climbing, walking up hill, low-impact aerobics, and working with weights. 

These exercises which are by nature working against gravity will help build or develop stronger, thicker bones and muscles which aid your joints. But at all times be sure to begin your regimen of exercise gradually and with light weights if you will be working with weights. Also do consult your doctor and, or certified fitness trainer as you embark on this journey. I cannot overemphasise also the importance of stretch exercises and other forms such as cycling, for those who suffer from very painful arthritis and are not able to do strenuous physical exercises.

By Morgan Nwanguma

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