Please take note that stiff and aching joints are just a concern for the elderly.
Youths in their 20s are also prone to joint damage.
Do not wait until osteoarthritis occurs that we only begin to take care of the joints.
Osteoarthritis (degenerate arthritis) is the gradual degeneration of movable joints especially weight-bearing joints such as knee, hip and spine.
It refers to a condition caused by a denegerative or wear-and-tear process.
The daily wear-and tear process damages the surface of the joint.
When a persons suffers a breakdown and eventual loss of cartilage (a protein substance with cushining effect between bones and joints), osteoarthritis occurs.
Currently, there is yet to be a cure for asteoarthritis.
However, adequate physical exercise, balanced diet and healthy body weight can minimise the risk of osteoarthritis.
One thing for sure. If one is over-weight or obese, there will be a lot of stress on the joints.
Keep you weight at a healthy level, you should be able to keep osteoarthritis at bay.