After dealing with arthritis for ten years Mary decided that she had dealt with the pain long enough. The only problem was that now she was overweight and was stuck in a chair most of the time. Walking to the bathroom or to the kitchen was about as much as she would attempt.
If you are like Mary then you may be frustrated and worried about your quality of life going down at such a quick rate. After you have suffered from arthritis for such a long time you kind of learn to deal with it and live with it and before you even notice it ten years have gone by and you have missed many important events because of this problem.
You shouldn’t feel too worried and upset however because there is hope. Using nutrition and weight loss is one of the ways that you can help your body by reducing your symptoms and allowing for better mobility.
Whenever you are dealing with arthritis you probably know that inflammation is a big problem. Whenever you can eat foods that help with inflammation this is a great help and an easy to way to start seeing some improvement.
Foods such as broccoli, kale, fresh fish, chicken breasts and potatoes can help your joints by fighting against the inflammation that you are suffering from in your joints. The swelling and pain are just side effects of the inflammation that you are dealing with.
Eating the anti-inflammatory foods isn’t all that you can do when it comes to your diet though. It is important that you also cut out junk foods and things that are not helping your body at all. You need to work on your overall health and get your weight problem under control.
Once you get your weight going down instead of up or just staying the same on the scale you are going to notice that life begins to look a little bit brighter and things are going much better than you ever thought possible.
After you have lost a significant amount of weight you should start to get moving and try to get your joints going again. Range of motion exercises are something that you can do sitting down most of the time so this is a good way to start. Begin by allowing someone else to pull your arms and legs around in stretching positions until you can do it yourself. It is important to move the joints in all different directions.
Getting out and about is the next step. Soon you will be able to get up and walk to the car, walk to the picnic table and even more. Getting walking is a great way to help your arthritis and manage it. You can regain flexibility and combat stiffness when you get up and start moving around.
There is no reason that you should have to remain in your chair, overweight and unhappy for the rest of your life. Take charge and make some changes.