Many people suffer with arthritis.Osteoarthritis is a degenerative arthritis that affects predominantly the hands, knees, hips and spine. The symptoms include pain, stiffness, swelling, crackling, crepitus sound and joint pain. Osteoarthritis affects about 50% of those who are over 65 years old.
Did you know that investigators emphasize and recommend working on undoing the degenerative mechanisms occurring in your body versus taking anti-inflammatory drugs?
Scientific studies show that if a person has too many omega 6 fatty acid in their body, they will have too many of the pro-inflammatory hormones that promote inflammation in your body.
Not getting your Zzzzzzz's?
Stress and lack of sleep will worsen any health condition you may have lingering:
Lack of sleep will also worsen your stress level by increasing the level of stress hormones (cortisol and norepinephrine). When you have a long-term high cortisol level, you could end up with:
* muscle and bone loss,
* imbalance of other hormones,
* weight gain,
* skin problems,
Are You Active Enough?
Do you really know how active you should be on a daily basis to prevent degenerative diseases from setting in?
Degenerative diseases include: heart disease, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, digestive problems, etc.
Of course, being sedentary is known to increase your chances of illness. Some of the first signs are that we might not enough energy. Then, we might experience little aches and pains or gain a little weight. Eventually, these smaller "problems" could turn into something more serious.
Exercise helps to burn calories by increasing your metabolism, however, not everyone knows that getting enough quality sleep helps with fat burning too. The best number of hours the average person needs is between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night.
Depending on the amount of breakdown during the day that the body goes through, the more sleep one may need. For example, more activity creates breakdown of the body. Injuries require more sleep enhancing healing as well. The greater amount of activity during the day, the more your body has to rebuild and repair at night.
Most Common Weight Loss Pitfalls include:
Can cause a person to starve themselves, exercise to extremes (ie. working out too long and/or too hard)
and cause one to go to other drastic solutions such as using appetite stimulants or other chemicals.
Thinking only short term
Not changing your lifestyle for the long term, will only result in temporary weight loss and may lead to yo-yo dieting.
Not realizing Weight can fluctuate day to day
Weighing yourself everyday can cause one to become anxious and discouraged if one's weight is not what one wants it to be.
Avoiding injury is one of the prime ways to ensure continual high performance at your chosen sport. There are a variety of ways to do this.
Firstly, get a physical examination before starting any exercise
Warm-up before you exercise and cool-down gradually when you
Always include exercises that support the four legs of a stable chair:
Do not be late to an exercise class. If you are late, you miss out on
the warm up and thereby increase your risk of injuries.
Staying Healthy as Flu's and Colds are attacking many can be difficult if you are under a lot of stress and around many people who have become sick.
However, it is not necessarily impossible.
Some of the best ways I have found to work include: ensuring you don't have a Vitamin D deficiency. Your levels should be optimally between 50-80ng/ml. Get a blood test to determine this and then get a proper evaluation to determine the right amounts you should be taking to get you into the right levels.
Workshops and Health Seminars are available to all my patients and the community.
I will be posting all the upcoming seminars that I hope you all will join us!