How Can I Prevent Stiffness and Pain In My Joints As I Get Older?

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Osteoarthritis is a generative disease where the cushiony surrounding the joints wears away. Typically in the knees and hips. The pain can keep you from doing many of the things that you love. The risk increases with age but it's not inevitable because lots of older folks have perfectly healthy joints.

Here's how you can preserve mobility. If you can lose ten pounds, you can decrease the risk of developing osteo of the knee by half. To exercise strengthens muscles that support joints, including the range of motion and stretch exercises to keeping joints flexible in all directions.

Correct bad body posture and improve your balance. Tai-chi and yoga are great for that. Take a load off dis-aligned joints, with orthotics or splits. Don't wait until things hurt and start young.