We’ve recently been conducting a lot of research into various alternative treatments and homeopathic remedies for symptoms of arthritis. In particular, we came across a lot of tips and testimonials regarding symptom relief through natural means, such as diet, lifestyle, and pain management changes. A lot of the information that we came across was interesting and potentially helpful for those struggling with arthritis, so we’ve decided to include some of the most important for you to read below:
- Reach and Sustain a Healthy Weight
To start, it is important to recognize that additional body fat strains joints further. That being said, accumulated fat content itself can also cause joint problems beyond this strain. Rather than just sitting on your frame, fat functions as an active tissue that continuously stimulates and releases hormone production. Some of these hormones may promote inflammation and trigger a worsening of arthritis throughout the body. Overall, an increase in stored body fat can accelerate the progression of arthritis as well as cause increased pain for patients. This effect is why it is crucial for people suffering with arthritis to try and maintain a healthy weight.
- Diet Improvement
To get a guide on foods not to eat with Rheumatoid Arthritis, refer to our previous article. That being said, it is recommended that patients consume foods that are high in: Omega-3,sulfur,anti-oxidants, and fiber. Across the board, incorporating foods high in these factors drastically lowers inflammation and subsequent paint or discomfort.
In the long run, physical activity is both important for joint health and essential to treating arthritis. The core benefit of regular exercise is that the muscles surrounding affected joints are strengthened, ultimately providing more support and strain-reduction. Regular physical activity has been shown to help lower inflammation as well as aid in hormone regulation. We suggest creating a goal of reaching 150 minutes of moderate intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise every week.