A recent study points to the fact that women are more susceptible to osteoarthritis as compared to men. The key trigger is believed to be a type of fluid present in the joints. Synovial fluid may be treated as a marker of joint health. Experts suggest minor lifestyle tweaks that can ensure stronger bones, ligaments and cartilage to stave off the risk of falling prey to age-related bone degeneration.
- Weight bearing exercises is important to maintain the strength of the bones and connective tissues and prevent them from falling weak.
- Regular and adequate calcium and vitamin D consumption is important for bone repair and development.
- Weight management is crucial. Excess weight puts pressure on your bones and joints making them prone to damage and even fracturing.
- Those who are susceptible to developing bone ailments should keep a check on inflammation in the body.
- Food items that cause inflammation may lead to trouble in people who suffer from or are likely to suffer from bone associated ailments.
- Steer clear of processed food items, sugar and food rich in purines to avoid joint inflammation and pain triggers.
- Make sure your posture is right all the time.
"An allergy or intolerance to particular foods could be a contributing factor to joint pain. Pinpointing the culprit foods can be difficult, but common suspects include dairy products, eggs and cereals. Scientific evidence suggests that a diet deficient in antioxidants, particularly vitamins A,C and E and the mineral selenium may also predispose some people to joint problems," The Detox Cookbook and Health Plan by Maggie Pannell.