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Health Tip: Maintaining Healthy Joints

Health Tip: Maintaining Healthy Joints

03/19/14

(HealthDay News) -- Taking good care of your joints can help prevent pain, stiffness and other common symptoms of arthritis as you get older.

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases offers these suggestions:

  • Get plenty of regular physical activity.
  • Wear appropriate protective gear to prevent joint injury.
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet, and maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Ask your doctor about whether to take supplements that may help prevent joint damage and injury.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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