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5 Simple Tips For Living With Aging Joints

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Stay active, protect fingers and wrist joints by opening heavy doors with the side of your arm, shoulder. Reduce hip, knee stress by letting the strong leg lead while going up and weaker leg lead while going down the stairs. Use technology to your advantage to do labor-intensive tasks like gardening. Consume UC-II collagen which prevents joint deterioration.

Many people believe worn out joints are an inevitable part of growing old. But things are changing: Treatments are better and there are new and improved natural therapies, too. If you are suffering from common joint complaints, you can take steps to protect your joints, reduce discomfort, and improve your mobility. Institute for Better Bone Health recommends these 5 tips from Harvard Health to help you live comfortably with aging joints.

1. Keep Moving! Avoid holding one position for too long. When working at a desk, for example, get up and stretch every 15 minutes. Do the same while sitting at home reading or watching television.

2. Discover Your Strength. Put your strongest joints and muscles to work. To protect finger and wrist joints, push open heavy doors with the side of your arm or shoulder. To reduce hip or knee stress on stairs, let the strong leg lead going up and the weaker leg lead going down.

3. Plan Ahead. Simplify and organize your routines so you minimize movements that are difficult or painful. Keep items you need for cooking, cleaning, or hobbies near where they are needed (even if that means multiple sets of cleaning supplies, one for your kitchen and each bathroom, for example).

4. Take Advantage Of Labor-Saving Devices And Adaptive Aids. Simple gadgets and devices can make it easier to perform daily activities such as cooking, gardening, or even getting dressed.

Long-handled grippers, for example, are designed to grasp and retrieve out-of-reach objects. Rubber grips can help you get a better handle on faucets, pens, toothbrushes, and silverware. Pharmacies, medical supply stores, and online vendors stock a variety of aids for people with arthritis.

5. Ask For Help. There’s also the worry about growing dependent on others, but only a very small percentage of people with joint problems become severely disabled. Friends and family are generally willing helpers. Educate family members and friends about your limitations, and don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

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Supplement

There are several options for joint supplement ingredients, but one that is effective and scientifically backed is UC-II collagen. Collagen is the support structure for joints (and bones), and keeping it thick and healthy is critical to preventing further joint deterioration. You can find UC-II collagen in Institute for Better Bone Health’s new Joint Formula with UC-II – a unique formula with three proven ingredients for joint health and improved mobility.

Charles T Price

Charles T. “Chad” Price, MD is Professor of Florida State University College of Medicine and was a practicing pediatric orthopedic surgeon for 34 years. Dr. Price is rated as One of America's Top Doctors. He received a B.S degree from Emory University in Atlanta where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honorary scholastic society. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Florida. He is an author of over 70 scientific papers, 20 textbook chapters, and three books on topics including bone lengthening, fracture healing, artificial bone grafting and other research topics. In 2013 he became certified as a Sports Nutritionist by the American Sports and Fitness Association.

Charles T Price

Charles T. “Chad” Price, MD is Professor of Florida State University College of Medicine and was a practicing pediatric orthopedic surgeon for 34 years. Dr. Price is rated as One of America's Top Doctors. He received a B.S degree from Emory University in Atlanta where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honorary scholastic society. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Florida. He is an author of over 70 scientific papers, 20 textbook chapters, and three books on topics including bone lengthening, fracture healing, artificial bone grafting and other research topics. In 2013 he became certified as a Sports Nutritionist by the American Sports and Fitness Association.

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