We all want to feel younger. We all would like to stop some of the aches and pain that we associate with age.
Recently, Dr. Oz did a show that centered on age and how we can turn back the hands of time. One of his segments during this show centered on the how we can feel younger and how we can stop some of the aches and pain that we normally associate with age. Here are some of the tips he shared for the three common areas of the body where we begin to feel pain as we age:
Once we begin experiencing hip pain, this could be a signal that we are beginning to develop arthritis or even osteoporosis. Of course, if you are a woman you should be taking your daily calcium as recommended by your doctor.
You can also help reduce this pain by adding exercise to your routine; you should do this at least three times a week whether you are a man or a woman. The particular type of exercise you should be doing is weight bearing exercise. One such example is squats.
Anyone can suffer from knee pain. Yet, overweight people are more apt to experience this. Plus, if you are overweight you have a higher risk of developing osteoarthritis in this area of your body. The good news is if you can reduce your weight by eleven pounds you can reduce your chances of developing this condition by 50%.
You can also help lessen the chances of developing osteoarthritis help relieve this condition if you all ready experiencing it by: eating 1 tsp. of ginger a day and incorporating broccoli into your diet on a regular basis.
Feet pain and bone spurs are something many older adult experiences. One reason for this is that 75% of us wear shoes that do not fit properly. Plus, we forget the fact that as we age our feet become wider and flatter.
How can we tell if our shoes fit properly? A simple method is to try the finger test every time we try on a pair of shoes: Simply place a finger into your shoes and make sure you have ½ inch to ¾ inch of room between your longest toe and your shoe. Also make sure your toes don’t appear to be bulging out of your shoes. If your shoes do not pass the finger test, quit wearing them and purchasing new ones.
How else can you stop feet pain?
Be careful of the type of shoes you are wearing. Don’t always wear heels. Make sure your shoes have adequate support and give your feet a rest when you can.
Remember this fact. Age in itself shouldn’t make us feel pain and makes us live a life filled with aches. If you are suffering from a lot of aches and pains, talk to your doctor.
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