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Muscles, Joints And Bones

Your body is a sophisticated system composed of various components such as muscles, joints and bones, all of which have significant functions. Just like any machine, the human body too requires proper maintenance to avoid regular deterioration. Explore our recommendations on how to maintain your body's wellness and ensure it stays in optimal condition.


Adopting a healthy lifestyle is a daily commitment that is necessary to sustain fitness results. Consistent exercise, a disciplined dietary routine, and a positive mindset can help maintain good physical condition. To ensure overall wellness, here are some tips from head to toe.


Maintaining a state of wellness is essential for our overall well-being in the long term. Here are some additional resources to ensure that your body remains in excellent condition, from top to bottom.

Osteoarthritis is a medical condition characterized by joint pain and stiffness. While it has no known cure, the condition may not necessarily worsen over time. Numerous treatments can alleviate the symptoms. The primary methods of managing osteoarthritis symptoms include:
  1. Making lifestyle changes such as weight management and regular exercise,
  2. Taking medication to relieve pain, and
  3. Receiving supportive therapies to aid in performing everyday tasks.
In rare cases where these treatments prove ineffective, surgical intervention to fix, fortify, or substitute damaged joints may be considered. Osteoarthritis doesn’t have to impede a healthy, active lifestyle with adequate support. The condition may not inevitably progress.
According to Statistics Canada, between 20% and 30% of older Canadians experience one or more falls each year, and many of them require hospitalization as a result. Over one third of those older adults are unable to go home after falling and are admitted to a long-term care centre. Fall prevention should therefore be a priority for your parents or grandparents who still live in their homes. The risk of falling can be reduced by taking a few simple measures such as:
  1. Engage in regular physical activity.
  2. Use medication safely and as directed.
  3. Remain hydrated and be alert for signs of dehydration.
  4. Take time to move around and avoid rushing.
  5. Get routine eye exams to maintain good eyesight.
  6. Wear properly fitting shoes.
  7. Use assistive devices such as walking aids, if necessary.
  8. Make home adjustments to improve safety and reduce the risk of falls.
  9. Lack of initiative: The person becomes detached from their family or loses interest in their preferred activities.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an enduring condition where the immune system attacks the joints. To mitigate RA symptoms or slow its advancement, your doctor will prescribe medication that requires specific precautions from you. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are the first-line medications used to hinder the disease’s progression as they act on the inflammation. The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis involve the joints. Depending on the type of arthritis, signs and symptoms may include:
  1. Pain
  2. Stiffness
  3. Swelling
  4. Redness
  5. Decreased range of motion
Severe arthritis, particularly if it affects your hands or arms, can make it difficult for you to do daily tasks. Arthritis of weight-bearing joints can keep you from walking comfortably or sitting up straight. In some cases, joints may gradually lose their alignment and shape.