Fit 4 Life: Arthritis Pain Doesn't Have To Limit Activity

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5 Surprising Symptoms Of Arthritis & How To Relieve Them Naturally “ARTHRITIS PAINDOESNOT HAVE TO LIMIT YOURACTIVITY!”

Do you find yourself feeling sore and achy in one of more of your joints after physical work or exercise? If so, it is possible that you may be experiencing the symptoms of osteoarthritis. According to the American Arthritis Association, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis affecting the vast majority of the population as they age. There are many reasons why people get OA, including the aging process, which can contribute to wear and tear on the cartilage in our joints, resulting in inflammation and pain after activity. Causes of Osteoarthritis While the exactmechanisms of howOA starts are unknown, a lifestyle of inactivity, poor diet, weakness in an area, injury, or disease can accelerate OA, even in young adults. Your cartilage isashockabsorber for your jointsand depends on your overall health and nutrition to survive the relentless daily pounding it takes. Over time, joint alignment and muscle weakness around a joint can significantly affect the pressure on the cartilage, causing it to wear down faster. (continued inside)

INSIDE: • 5 Surprising Symptoms Of Arthritis & How To Relieve Them Naturally • How Osteoarthritis Affects You • Patient Spotlights

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