What are the health benefits of walking?

So what are the health benefits of walking?

According to this fascinating infographic it can help with diabetes, dementia , arthritis, heart disease and depression.

I try to walk for a couple of hours a day so makes me happy!

Health Benefits of Walking

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Joint Pain from Osteoporosis and Arthritis – some tips

Joint Pain
Joint Pain

Two of the most common joint-related diseases include Osteoporosis and Arthritis. While these two are very common, they attack the joints in different ways and each has its own risks and symptoms. The NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center provides a more detailed explanation of both of these conditions. They explain Osteoporosis as a condition where bone-density decreases and increases the risk of fracturing. There are around 53 million people within the United States with diagnosed Osteoporosis or, at least, at high risk due to a low bone-density in their body. They explain Arthritis as a general term that medical professionals use for various conditions that affect the tissue around joints, as well as the joints directly. The two most popular types of Arthritis include Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis is also known to cause several disabilities when it comes to normal daily activities. Patients with arthritis have reported difficulty grasping small objects, sitting for more than 2 hours, carry objects that weighs more than 10 pounds, stand on their feet for more than 2 hours and even difficulty when trying to bend or kneel. Around 9.8% of American citizens have reported that they suffer from Arthritis and have activity limitations due to the condition, as recorded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Treatments For Joint Problems

 

There are numerous types of treatments available for joint problems. Joint problems do not necessarily mean a joint-related disease such as Osteoporosis or Arthritis. Many people who suffer from joint pain, stiffness and a decrease in flexibility within their joints does not have any of these diseases, but are at risk of developing such a disease should the problems be ignored.

NHS declares several symptoms that are commonly associated with Arthritis conditions. Should patients experience these symptoms, they are advised to seek a professional diagnosis from their doctor. Treatment in order to avoid further development of these problems are also highly recommended. Some of the most common conditions of Arthritis include pain and tenderness in joints, joint stiffness, joint inflammation, limited flexibility of joints, warm and red skin around joint areas and weakness.

With Rheumatoid arthritis being one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of arthritis, WebMD recommends several treatment options that can be used to prevent further damage from occurring, to minimize the effects of the disease and to treat the damage already done. Popular treatments include prescription medication, rest, physical exercise, arthritis aids, stress management, consuming foods that are known to reduce inflammation, avoiding foods that are known to cause inflammation, going for physical therapy, frequent visits to your doctor for checkups and also surgery should the condition be severe.

Permanently Increase Joint Functionality

 

While medicated treatments, regular exercise and several other tips are recommended to treat problems such as arthritis, many of these treatments will only have immediate affects without providing a longer lasting benefit. There are, however, several alternative options available for individuals suffering from joint conditions that involves pain, inflammation, stiffness and movement limitations. When looking at these alternative options, several additional long-term benefits can usually be expected that would help reduce the risk of damaging joints further, while also improving the condition joints are in when consuming these alternative options.

Flexoplex is one of the best alternatives on the market at the moment. The solution is a scientifically formulated substance that provides several benefits to any individual suffering from joint issues, whether they have been diagnosed with a joint disease or are simply experiencing symptoms that might put them at risk of developing such a disease. The supplement provides numerous benefits, including:

  • Assists with rebuilding and repairing damaged joints
  • Assists with joint stiffness by properly lubricating joints
  • Assists with pain management
  • Assists with reducing inflammation in and around affected joint areas
  • Assists with improving joint flexibility in order to provide an improved range of motion
  • Assists with enhancing joint mobility

The supplement has been formulated by medical professionals and only include potent ingredients that have been researched and proven to provide effective support for joints, including joint related diseases. The formula contains a wide variety of natural ingredients that assists the body with repairing damage and improving the overall condition of the joints. Some of the most vital ingredients include Rutin, which reduces inflammation, Cat’s Claw bark, which soothes away pain, and Hyaluronic acid to improve joint movement. A combination of Glucosamine sulfate and Chondroitin sulfate also provides an effective repair element that gets to work by rebuilding bones that have been damaged and worn out. Added MSM also provides effected relieve of discomfort and muscle aches associated with osteoarthritis.

Conclusion

 

Considering the many options available for joint-related conditions, patients should always ensure they weigh all their options. While many of the medication that can be obtained from a doctor provides effective relieve of the symptoms associated with arthritis and other related diseases, many of them also come with several risks and only a few assists with repairing the damage that has already been done. Taking a supplement such as Flexoplex can provide a patient with more benefits due to the permanent improvement in joint flexibility, mobility and functionality.

 

Author Bio:

Annie Lizstan works as a health and beauty consultant for online websites and an independent researcher by profession. She had completed her studies from university of Arizona and live in Wasilla, Alaska. She always like to explore her ideas about health, fitness and  beauty . In her recent period ,she got an opportunity to explore on under eye bags .She has experience researching as a passion as well as profession. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

20 Natural Sleep Remedies

A lot of the areas featured in this blog may involve insomnia to some degree.

These include autism, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis.

So I am delighted to share this infographic which looks at some of the natural remedies for sleep disorders.

However I do have a favour to ask of you my lovely readers. Have you tried any of these remedies? If so which ones and how did they work? It would be great if you would share your experiences in the comments box below.

Many thanks

20 Natural Sleep Remedies

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Managing Arthritis Pain with Diet and Home Ultrasound

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Natural Treatments for Arthritis

Arthritis pain effects approximately 50% of adults aged 65 and older. In addition to causing chronic, life-altering pain, Arthritis reduces function in the joints it affects.

Check out this brilliant article by Shirley Smith.  Please feel free to ask Smith any questions in the comments section below!

‘Arthritis’ is a broad term used to refer to more than one hundred different rheumatic diseases and conditions. In every case, there is inflammation of a joint accompanied by pain, swelling, and stiffness. The possible causes of arthritic conditions can be many. That said, because arthritis is primarily an inflammatory disease, the treatments generally involved bringing down the inflammation. There are a few ways to do this.

The Power of Foods and healthy living

I underwent 34 rounds of chemo for leukemia. Cancer isn’t something you can solve with eating healthy foods. However, I ate incredibly healthy, and exercised almost every day. The doctors were very impressed at my ability to tolerate the chemo.

Before I was diagnosed, I put myself on a major health food kick (because I knew something was wrong). I feel like it almost worked. A diet of massive amounts of anti-inflammatories wasn’t quite enough to kill cancer on its own. But, combine that with chemo, and you have a powerful combination.


Anti-inflammatory foods are also able to bring down inflammation, and help manage arthritis pain. As an example, ginger has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties similar to ibuprofen and COX-2 inhibitors such as celecoxib (Celebrex). Ginger also suppresses leukotrienes (inflammatory molecules) and switch off certain inflammatory genes, potentially making it more effective than conventional pain relievers. Ginger also reduces nausea and vomiting and is a proven treatment for motion sickness and chemotherapy-induced nausea.

Studies: In a 2012 in vitro study, a specialized ginger extract called Eurovita Extract 77 reduced inflammatory reactions in RA synovial cells as effectively as steroids. More info here: http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/treatments/natural/supplements-herbs/guide/ginger.php

One of the things I learned from this process is that sometimes, you do need to call in the heavy hitters. If you have cancer, you probably should take chemo. The same login holds true for arthritis. If you have arthritis, you probably should at least try the drugs the doctors recommend. That said, I saw first-hand just how powerful food can be. While I was awaiting treatment, my blood numbers were stable. This was pretty incredible. When people have acute lymphoblastic leukemia, they generally go downhill very, very quickly. I wasn’t able to cure my cancer with ginger, and other health foods. However, I was almost able to keep it at bay. To me, this was still rather incredible. The foods I was eating where having a very significant effect on killing my leukemia.

When we added in the chemo, my cancer didn’t stand a chance. I was in remission within days. I still had to deal with 2 years of chemo, but that was just to make absolutely sure we got every last bad cell. When it comes to treating arthritis, the same applies. It’s probably a good idea to take the drugs that your doctors suggest, but don’t underestimate the power of food’s ability to help. It’s powerful medicine.




Home Ultrasound
Finally, home ultrasound can also help manage arthritis pain. Ultrasound Therapy stimulates increased blood flow to affected joints. Due to their design, joints have limited blood flow – as a result, they recover from arthritis flare-ups very slowly. Unfortunately, slow recovery is not the only problem associated with limited blood flow.

Because of comparatively poor circulation waste matter can build up in joints causing extreme inflammation (which is the reason for pain) to arthritis sufferers. Fortunately, both of these problems are helped by the use of ultrasound therapy to increase circulation to the affected areas simultaneously working to heal the joint and flushing toxins and waste matter from the joints. More information about how home ultrasound machines can help manage arthritis can be found here

From my own personal history, I’ve found that some diseases (such as cancer and arthritis) can’t be cured just by eating vegetables, or yoga, meditating, or a juice cleanse.  However, just because you can’t cure a cancer outright with broccoli, that doesn’t mean you should give up on broccoli. That holds true with arthritis as well. Taken together, prescription drugs, an anti-inflammatory diet, and a home ultrasound machine comprise an effective method to help manage arthritis pain.

Natural cures are very popular, and very important. Personally, I don’t think I would have survived my chemo treatments without the healing power of food. However, I think it’s important to remember that the best strategy is to use a combination of natural cures, and the best medications medical science has to offer. For me, that was a winning combination.

Arthritis – What are the early signs and symptoms of arthritis?

What are the early signs of arthritis? Find out more in this brilliant infographic!

Early Warning Signs of Arthritis

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