Saturday, 18th November 2017
HEALTH & WELL BEING Article
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Arthritis

Arthritis

Joint pain and diet

At Bodyworks, we have always advocated that a healthy lifestyle and keeping moving will help the majority of aches and pains and we are now taking this to the next stage by conducting, FREE OF CHARGE, wellness, diet reviews and advice.

Arthritis Care is the UK’s largest organisation working with and for people with arthritis. They state “Eating a balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight can have a huge impact on your overall wellbeing and your arthritis.

As well as ensuring that your body has all the essential nutrients to function, eating healthily may help reduce the symptoms of arthritis both directly and by reducing the stress on your joints through weight loss. If you are underweight, a balanced diet should help you overcome exhaustion and gain healthy weight. By eating a varied diet and taking enough exercise, you should be able to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.”

Arthritis Care say that “a small weight loss can reduce strain on the hips, back, knees and feet, if you are too heavy. And making sure you are not underweight should help to give your body the necessary strength and nutrition to get through a flare-up.”


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They confirm that “A balanced diet contains carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals, and fibre. Carbohydrates provide us with energy; protein is essential for growth and repair of the body and vitamins and minerals play a major part in the healthy functioning of our bodies.”

The most important meal of the day is breakfast. Breakfast is breaking the overnight fast and with this meal, we should be replacing what was used during the night, and fuelling our bodies for the rest of the day. You need a balanced mixture of carbohydrates, protein and fibre together with vitamins and minerals and you definitely do not need breakfast cereals that are high in sugar and low in vital nutrients. Even if your breakfast is “healthy”, are you getting sufficient protein and fibre?

Do you know your Body Fat percentage or even your total Body Water percentage? Water plays a vital role in many of the body’s functions and is a component of every cell. Ddo you know your Base Metabolic Rrate i.e. the number of calories you burn while at rest? What about your Metabolic Aage? This starts to decrease after about your 17th birthday! Where do you stand? Find out all of this, and more, for FREE by booking your 8 point body assessment today with Bodyworks – you just never know how we can help!



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