Minimize Arthritis Symptoms With Diet & Exercise

By Watertree Health President, Shane Power

It may surprise you to know that, in America, 1 in 3 adults between the ages of 18-64 have arthritis. With over 100 different types of this disease, it is predicted that more than 75 million people in this age group will have arthritis by 2040. Practicing good habits can help ease the effects that may develop over time. For example, diet can help alleviate symptoms from the inside out, and physical activity can help improve stamina and mobility. (Always consult your doctor before making any lifestyle changes.) Let’s discuss what else you can do to help cope with this ailment.

Although arthritis cannot be cured, it can be helped by making healthier dietary choices. Here is a list of foods, beverages, and supplements that are highly recommended because they are high in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce joint pain and inflammation caused by arthritis.

Best Dietary Choices for Arthritis:
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Garlic
  • Fatty Fish
  • Broccoli
  • Cherries
  • Olive Oil
  • Green Tea
  • Smoothies

Shaking a sedentary lifestyle should be a top priority for most. Physical activity can make a huge difference for those experiencing arthritis and can help reduce pain and improve mobility by 40%. Recent studies have discovered that some sports can help maintain healthy cartilage. The low-impact activities listed below may help make a difference in how you feel.

Best Exercises for Arthritis:
  • Walking
  • Yoga
  • Cycling
  • Water Aerobics
  • Swimming

Following a good daily diet and exercise routine may help minimize arthritis symptoms. Share this story with friends and family who may be suffering. Pain doesn’t always have to be a part of living with this disease.