As we grow older we recognize changes in the body, from swollen joints to a sense of stiffness. Yet, these are not just symptoms of aging as they can also occur in youth as a result of arthritis.
Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in our joints. It shows up in the body through aches, stiffness, and swelling in and around the joints. Arthritis exists in many forms including:
- · Osteoarthritis: The most common type of arthritis stems from low bone density and leaves individuals prone to fractures.
- · Rheumatoid arthritis: An autoimmune disorder that attacks the body’s healthy tissues and causes inflammation of the joints.
- · Psoriatic arthritis: Inflammatory arthritis is linked to psoriasis, a skin disease that presents with a red, scaly rash.
- · Gout: A common form of inflammatory arthritis that is very painful and usually affects one joint at a time.
In the United States, 23% of all adults have arthritis — that’s more than 54 million people in the U.S. alone! What’s astonishing is that 60% of these figures are adults of working age between 18 to 64 years old and 300,000 babies suffer from arthritis. It’s estimated that by the time we reach the year 2040, 78 million U.S. adults age 18 and over will have arthritis. Shocking facts!
HOW TO PREVENT ARTHRITIS
Arthritis can come and go or the pain can be consistent. You can take steps to reduce the likelihood of arthritis developing by integrating these healthy habits into your routine:
- · Maintain a healthy weight: When our body has excess weight to carry we are putting unnecessary pressure on the joints which over time create swear and tear of tissue.
- · Avoid injuries to joints, ligaments, and cartilage: Do your best to protect your joints in everyday life and especially when working out.
- · Switch up your workout: When we repeat certain exercises such as running, jumping, and lifting we can cause built-up tension over time which impacts our bone density and can lead to osteoarthritis.
- · Avoid smoking: Studies have shown that smoking elevates the chances of developing rheumatoid arthritis and also attacks the immune system. It’s a loose loose situation, really.
- · Boost your immune system: When we take care of our immune system, our body takes care of us. By giving our body all it needs to run a strong, healthy system it returns the favor by fighting against attacks such as psoriatic arthritis, autoimmune arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
- · Balance your calcium levels: In order to prevent Rheumatoid arthritis, you will want to ensure that you have a health level of calcium in your bones to prevent osteoporosis. As you age, absorbing an adequate level of calcium from food gets more difficult and you’ll want to take Marah Natural’s supplement formulated with proprietary SAC Formulation Technology to ensure your body gets the calcium it needs.
As humans, we love to move and groove. Take care of your body while you are still young (30 is the new 20; and 40 is the new 30!) to prevent anything from holding you back in the future.