Good habits for healthy joints

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Statistics show that half of the people who have reached the age of 50 have joint problems. Are you among them? Here’s what you can do!

You can keep your joints healthy with the help of a few simple habits. For example, one of them involves putting your joints to work as often as possible.

The more you move them, the more you eliminate the risk of them being stiff and hurting you. Take breaks from the activities you are doing and take a light walk to relax and de-stress your body. If you want to have healthy joints, cycling and swimming are the most suitable activities.

Beware of falls

Fractures can seriously damage joints, especially after the age of 40, when bones are much more fragile.

That’s why it’s very important to protect yourself from falls, especially in the cold season, when the polei can give you a lot of trouble.

Walk slowly and avoid walking in areas with a lot of ice or on slippery surfaces. Last but not least, sprinkle salt around the areas in the immediate vicinity of the house or you can put worn socks over your shoes to prevent falls.

Spa treatment, helpful

Every change in weather, especially when transitioning from warm to cold season, causes severe pain in the wrists. To prevent these pains, go to the spa, in the resort.

The most suitable in this sense are the resorts with sulphurous water, such as Călimăneşti, Herculane or Pucioasa. An 18-day treatment has beneficial effects for a year.

In pharmacies you can find several food supplements that promise to strengthen the bone system and, implicitly, prevent joint pain.

But don’t start buying yourself what you think would be good for you, because not all supplements suit your body.

Talk to your family doctor and, if the ointments on the market do not help you, he will recommend a medicinal treatment to ease your pain.

What can you do if you are in pain?

Ice is a handy solution that relieves joint pain. Apply a cold pack or ice wrapped in a cotton towel.

Leave it on for 20 minutes. Don’t have ice or a cold pack? Try a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in cotton cloth. Be careful not to apply the ice directly to the skin!