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Tips for Managing Arthritis

When we were young, “joint” probably had a different meaning than it does for many of us today. If you are one of the 52.5 million adult Americans who have some form of arthritis, joint is where the pain can be and the National Arthritis Foundation has multiple ways you can ease your pain by “being good to your joints.”

Keep reading to discover some of them:

 

Compute comfortably. Your monitor should be about 20 to 26 inches from your body with the top of the monitor on an even line with the top of your head.

Sit and stand. That’s not a contradiction. It simply means that you should alternate between sitting and standing as you go through the day. If your job requires you to sit at a desk, take a break and stand up every 30 minutes or so

Build strong bones. Boost your calcium intake, because a diet rich in this important mineral helps to keep your bones sturdy and can lower your risk of osteoporosis (the brittle bone disease). There are plenty of sources besides milk, including yogurt, broccoli, kale, figs, and salmon. You can also check the pharmacy for additional calcium supplements.

For a complete list, visit: www.arthritistoday.org/what-you-can-do/protecting-joints/joint-health

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