How to Reduce the Risk of Osteoarthritis


3.Keep Moving

Exercise helps prevent osteoarthritis by keeping extra pounds off and lowering your chances of getting diabetes. Plus, movement in the joint triggers the release of synovial fluid that lubricates and nourishes the cartilage. Shoot for 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week.

4.Strength Training

This could be pushups and pullups or weightlifting. You strengthen muscles to better support your joints and help stop or slow the breakdown of cartilage. Stronger muscles also help prevent sudden injury to a vulnerable joint, another cause of osteoarthritis. It’s particularly important to build and maintain muscle around joints that bear weight like your knees, hips, and ankles.