You donít have to be older to suffer the
aches and pains of arthritis. It can hit anyone
at any age. There are so many studies out there,
sometimes it is confusing to know which one will
help you. The best thing to do is check with
your doctor. Since he knows you and your medical
history, he can steer you in the right
What works for one person doesnít always
work for another. When you try something new,
give it a chance. Donít give up after just a
few days or even a few weeks. The body has a
natural way of healing itself, if given a chance
and a little help now and then. Keep trying new
things and you just may find the one that works
for you. Speaking of trying new and different
things: try "EXERCISE." Exercise is
not new. In fact, it is one of those natural
ways the body takes care of and repairs itself.
The new part comes in because in todayís
world, so many people are too inactive and do
not get the exercise they need. Many people
think they get enough exercise from their jobs
or taking care of the kids. Heaven knows that
keeps you busy, but it is not the kind of
exercise the body needs to keep those body parts
moving in their best capacity.
We all need to set aside a little time, at
least three times a week, for exercise.
Everyone, especially older people, needs to keep
those legs and arms moving. Take a walk, do arm
circles, lift a can of beans over your head. You
donít have to do a long workout to achieve
helpful benefits; just do a little each day.
Meet a friend, take a walk, talk over the dayís
happenings and lift a little weight.
Exercise is the hope of our future. Computers
are great, but they donít keep our bottoms
from broadening and they donít keep our legs
Remember, keep moving. Youíll be glad you