Some tips for healthy joints
SITTING, STANDING ?
Avoid sitting or standing for too long or any other position that causes overload or sensitivity in the joints.
A HEALTHY WEIGHT
Maintain a heathly weight by favouring regular activity and a healthy diet.
GOOD DAILY ACTIONS
Go for the correct gestures on a daily basis:
Comfortable shoes that hold the feet in place without being too tight, and shoes with thick soles for cushioning protection.
Accessories to make life easier and support your joints: cane, electric can opener, brush with adjustable handle, …
To keep your joints mobile and flexible, you need to move! This is the first recommendation of healthcare professionals. You don’t have to be a great sportsman to move your joints: walking, gardening, DIY, housework are all activities that will allow you to get moving. The most important thing is to go at your own pace to avoid injuries.
GET MOVING WITH JEAN-MICHEL SAIVE !
Regularly practising a leisure physical activity or a specific exercise programme can slow down the degradation of joints, improve their stability, reduce pain, and prevent them from stiffening.
This is why we propose here a few simple exercises that do not require any specific equipment to gently mobilise your joints and, above all, improve the performance of your muscles.
In collaboration with the Osteoarthritis Foundation and Prof Yves Henrotin (ULiège and Vivalia).
Some rules to follow during these exercises:
- Go at your own pace
- Repeat the exercises regularly (at least 3 times a week).
- Breathe properly during the exercises.
- Do not force yourself and respect the breaks.
- Increase gradually the number of sets.