Body health and orthopaedic health are in direct correspondence with each other. Orthopaedic health means having healthy bones, joints and musculoskeletal parts of our body. Robust orthopaedic health ensures long healthy life. Along with regular exercise, a balanced diet, and stress management, we can have a well-maintained and healthy body.
The decrepit health of bones and joints invites orthopaedic disorders like:
- Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is a silent disease wherein the components of the bone are lost too rapidly or not replenished fast enough. Our bones become weak and brittle and make us vulnerable to fractures.
- Chronic Pains: People having orthopaedic troubles often have aching knees or necks. These chronic pains are not only caused in the knees and neck but also in hands, joints, fingers, and backs.
- Musculoskeletal Injuries: Musculoskeletal injuries are caused to the muscle or the skeleton due to stressful activities. They affect bones, joints, cartilages, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. They take place over a period of time and are fixed with the help of orthopaedic as well as physical therapy.
Prevention is better than cure. There are ways in which one can take care of their body and ensure good overall orthopaedic health at home. Inculcating these habits into your daily routine can ensure the good body and orthopaedic health.
- Activities: Activities such as swimming, stretching, walking and biking could be done in proper amounts and added to one’s daily routine to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The activities keep our muscles engaged and bones in fine fettle.
- A Balanced Diet: Incorporating foods rich in calcium, magnesium, zinc, Vitamin D, Vitamin K and potassium refine bone health. Keeping track of what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat is also very crucial. Sources like dairy products such as milk and cheese, green leafy vegetables (excluding spinach), soya beans, tofu, plant-based drinks with added calcium, nuts, anything made with fortified flour, fish where you eat the bones, such as sardines and pilchards etc improve orthopaedic health.
- Keeping a Healthy Weight: Having a healthy weight relieves pressure on the joints. Obesity and excessive fat strain the skeletal structure causing risks to one’s orthopaedic health. The extra weight can also cause the cushioning around the knees to wear away which can cause surgical situations. Maintaining a healthy weight according to your age and gender can help reduce serious orthopaedic situations.
- Core Exercises: Exercises like yoga and pilates help strengthen our core muscles and also encourage good posture. It strengthens and stabilises the spine along with relieving pressure on the joints. Good movement is also achieved through these exercises.
- Listen to your body: It is imperative to not strain or force activities on your body. The body knows its limits and it is important to understand them otherwise it could cause long-lasting damage. Feeling pain, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue are some signs that you are overdoing it.
With regular visits to the orthopaedic doctor, a balanced diet, and regular exercise a healthy body can be maintained and there shall be a reduced risk of diseases and illness. Everyone should take these few steps to ensure and continue living a healthy and long life.
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