• Is Arthritis Affecting Your Life?

    Is Arthritis Affecting Your Life?

    Around one in 6 Australians currently lives with arthritis, and by 2050 it’s estimated that this figure will double.
    Do you know some one who suffers from it?

    I never knew that about 62% are aged between 15 and 64 years old, I thought it just affected seniors.

    There are over 100 different types of arthritis which is a condition that affects your joints.
    The most common in osteoporosis which occurs in the knees, hips, fingers and toes and affects the bone, cartridge, ligaments and muscles of the joint, causing pain, stiffness and less mobility.
    Unfortunately there is no cure for it but the good news is it can be managed by weight loss, exercise and medication.

    Rheumatoid arthritis is the second most common type and us an autoimmune disease that causes, knee, hip, hand and feet joints to swell.

    Ankylosing spondylitis ands which affects the joints in the neck, back, pelvis, hips and shoulders.

    Early diagnosis is critical, if you are experiencing joint pain of any kind, no matter your age go to your doctor!

    It is proven if you do whole body vibration training you can reduce your risk of osteoporosis and increases bone density. It’s the natural way for the body to correct deficiencies in bone.

    Multi-component exercise programmes of strength, aerobic, high impact and/or weight-bearing training, as well as wholebodyvibration (WBV) alone or in combination with exercise, may help to increase or at least prevent decline in bone mass with ageing, especially in postmenopausal women.”
    Full study can be read here http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22376192