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4 Things You Didn't Know About Joint Health

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Here are four important things to understand about your joints:

  1. Weight and pressure: Every pound of body weight translates to four pounds of pressure at the knee and three pounds of pressure at the hip. For instance, gaining five pounds means an extra 20 pounds of pressure on your knee and 15 pounds on your hip. While our bones and joints can handle pressure, too much weight can wear them down faster. Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial for strong bones and joints.

  2. Motion is lotion: Staying active is essential for good health. It reduces stiffness, soreness, and improves mobility. Moving more leads to feeling better overall. This is why healthcare experts often recommend regular exercise as part of a joint health routine.

  3. Movement builds bone: Moving isn't just good for joints' strength and mobility; it's also crucial for overall bone health. When you move or exercise, you stress your bones, making them stronger.

  4. Reduce inflammation by eating well: Choosing foods that reduce inflammation is important. Eat fewer processed, sugary, and fatty foods. Instead, focus on anti-inflammatory foods like vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats from sources like salmon, nuts, and seeds.

Keep your joints mobile and healthy by following the above tips!

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