The human body is designed for movement. The joints allow motion to occur. Joints are freely movable when adequately hydrated and muscles relaxed. There is an absence of inflammatory cells when the joints move the way they are designed. Simply stated, a body in motion stays in motion.
Lack of joint movement causes inflammation, stiff, achy joints and pain upon movement. Simply put, a body at rest stays at rest. The less you do the less your body will do. Smoking, over eating, ingesting high fat, high sodium, high sugar foods, lack of exercise will cause the body to be sluggish. Therefore causing stiff, achy joints. The more sedentary the body is the more likely inflammation occurs. Demand something of your body or your body will demand of less of you.
By ignoring your health, your health will eventually go away. So will you.
Take an interest in your health.
Trisha M. Pacenti RN,BSN