How to Reduce the Risk of Osteoarthritis


9.Ease Into New Activities

When you start an activity you haven’t done before, give your body a chance to get used to it. Then, depending on what it is — lifting, biking, swimming, gardening — you can slowly add more speed, time, intensity, and difficulty. Check your response at each step of the way. This helps protect against slow or sudden injury to your cartilage.

10.Mix It Up

It’s a good way to avoid the repeated motions that so often lead to osteoarthritis. If your only exercise is a daily run, you might switch it up with some biking or swimming. You could also consider some weightlifting to add strength and stretching to stay flexible. Try yoga, which is good for strength, flexibility, and balance. The variety of types of exercise can help keep you interested and injury-free.