Osteoarthritis (OA) or degenerative arthritis is a common condition familiar to many. In fact one out of three of us have a chance of developing OA. It is defined as the breakdown of articular cartilage which further affects the underlining bones and joints. The most commonly affected joints include the hips, knees, feet, hands and spine. OA can be caused by trauma, metabolic disease, congenital malformations and in some cases the cause is unknown. Clinical signs include pain, decreased range of motion (reduced flexibility), increased crepitus or cracking and occasionally joints can appear red and warm
What if I told your there was a medicine available that treats and prevents over 30 chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Not only that, but this medicine could also make you smarter, happier, thinner, younger and generally feel better about your ability to handle all the physical and psychological pressures life throws at you. This medicine does have some limited side effects, but strangely, most people start liking the feeling of the side effects as they use the medication more and more. And to top it all off, this medicine was free.
If this medicine actually existed, you would beg me to tell you where you could get it. You would line up for miles to get your hands on it. It sounds like the medicine to cure all ills and you would want it, not just for you, but for your friends and family as well. If only this medicine existed…
But it does…Exercise IS this medicine!
Does this happen to you? You are out for drinks with friends and a joke is told and suddenly it's not so funny because, well, because you leaked a little? Or maybe you are like a friend of mine who said, no I don't really leak - except if I drink anything when I am running. Or like most moms, who will NEVER get on a trampoline again. Well, you are not alone.