Healthy Weight & Arthritis

Joint inflammation caused by rheumatoid and other forms of arthritis results in pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis is caused by a decrease of cartilage between the bones, which causes them to rub together. Rheumatoid arthritis is caused by the inflammation of the synovial membrane, which surrounds and cushions bone endings. Eating yellow and orange fruits and green leafy vegetables help lower the risk of developing arthritis. Eating well helps up maintain a healthy weight which places less stress and strain on our joints. Regular exercise is a vital part of any arthritis treatment program, increasing strength and mobility, while reducing pain.

A healthy weight will help you. . .

  • Take stress off your joints

Tips for persons with arthritis . . .

  • Talk to your doctor before beginning a physical activity and nutrition program.
  • Drink just one glass of freshly squeezed orange juice a day to reduce the risk of inflammatory arthritis
  • Try weight-bearing exercises to preserve bone health and bone density
  • Try aquatic exercises to ease the joint pain
  • Know that being a couch potato can make arthritis worse