Slow down and breathe: Low impact cardio exercises help relieve chronic pain in your knees and lower back

If you’re suffering from joint and back pain, it’s a good idea to slow down. Intense and heavy exercises can put stress on your body even more and make you feel more spent than refreshed after every workout. Try low-impact cardio exercises for a change. These are slow-burn exercises that go easy on your body and … Continue reading Slow down and breathe: Low impact cardio exercises help relieve chronic pain in your knees and lower back

Understanding the causes and treatments of joint pain

Joints refer to the parts of the body where your bones meet each other, particularly in the shoulders, elbows, knees and hips. These connections allow the bones to move around. However, as you grow older, you may start to experience pain and discomfort emanating from these joints. People often see this developing joint pain as … Continue reading Understanding the causes and treatments of joint pain

12 Conditions that mimic rheumatoid arthritis and could lead to misdiagnosis

It turns out that there are many diseases and health issues that share similar symptoms to rheumatoid arthritis, making them likely to be mistaken for the arthritis sub-type and vice versa. Unsurprisingly, arthritis sub-types comprise half of the 12 likeliest suspects for misdiagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis belongs to the autoimmune or inflammatory sub-type. There are also … Continue reading 12 Conditions that mimic rheumatoid arthritis and could lead to misdiagnosis

Don’t be lazy: A quick, brisk walk every day can stave off disability in later life

Regular physical exercise offers many health benefits. But even something as simple as 10 minutes of brisk walking daily can help prevent disability in older adults with arthritis pain. According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine,brisk walking can also help lower their risk of suffering from pain or stiffness in the knee, hip, ankle or … Continue reading Don’t be lazy: A quick, brisk walk every day can stave off disability in later life

Flaxseed oil provides long-lasting pain relief in patients with knee osteoarthritis

Flaxseed is known for offering a host of nutritional benefits, and for being easily incorporated into an array of dishes. A good source of protein, fiber and fat, flax seeds are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals. These little seeds are chock full of omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, B vitamins, and more. But new research … Continue reading Flaxseed oil provides long-lasting pain relief in patients with knee osteoarthritis

Boron, a trace mineral, found to be a potent cancer-preventing substance

  What’s the common denominator between arthritis and prostate cancer? The answer is boron. An often-overlooked trace mineral, boron reportedly plays a big part in ensuring healthy joints, strong bones, and prevention of certain cancers, according to an article from Natural Health 365. Boron is naturally obtained from eating plant-based food. In the human body, it can … Continue reading Boron, a trace mineral, found to be a potent cancer-preventing substance