Are you obsessed with your exercise regime? Do you often complain of joint/muscle pain, headaches, loss of appetite and find yourself vulnerable to common cold and flu? If the answer to the questions is yes then you indeed are susceptible to developing arthritis.
The logic is that when you exercise you exhaust your muscles but they need time to bounce back with strength. Unfortunately, when you over stress yourself it causes fatigue and your immune system goes for a toss and hence more injuries. Your body practically cannot fight infections and then major health hazard osteoarthritis strikes.
In osteoarthritis cartilage prevents bones from rubbing against each other but with increased physical activity it loses elasticity and fails to act as shock absorber.
Symptoms of osteoarthritis are:
Delhi based gym instructor Sunil Kumar says that “Many compel themselves to do an extra squat, extend cardio sessions or pull heavy weights. It becomes essential for gym instructors to keep a strict vigil on such people and make them understand the side-effects of over training. We give them rigorous training keeping in mind their health. Most importantly warn them against developing arthritis.”
Here are a few precautionary steps you must keep in mind
But if you are already suffering from Osteoarthritis engage in Tai Chi exercises. Research at Tufts University School of Medicine suggests that when people who were 65 years and above practised Tai Chi they experienced lesser pain. Thus, one must exercise under strict supervision and inform his or her physical instructor about the compromised health condition.
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