Vegetables could help alleviate symptoms of arthritis

One of the best ways to lose this weight is through exercise. While this may not be the most attractive thing to engage in with painful joints, the act of exercising can help reduce and prevent pain from recurring.

The NHS says: “As long as you do the right type and level of exercise for your condition, your arthritis won’t get any worse. Combined with a healthy, balanced diet, regular exercise will help you lose weight and place less strain on your joints. Your GP can recommend the type and level of exercise that’s right for you.”

What are other ways to manage arthritis?

Other ways to manage the condition include joint care; examples of this include using larger joints as levers such as putting pressure through your shoulder to open a door rather than the hand.

Using several joints to spread the weight of an object is also recommended by the NHS as one of the ways to engage in joint care. If working at a desk, it adds it is “also important to avoid sitting in the same position for long periods of time and to take regular breaks so you can move around”.

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