Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

New Drug Sought To Treat People With Moderate To Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Joseph

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the lining of your joints. Unfortunately, some people with moderate to severe RA don't respond well to medications that are used to treat the disease, some patients even suffer unwanted side effects.

There is hope. Researchers are investigating a drug that may help people with moderate to severe RA. This study is for people whose RA has not responded well enough to previous treatment with methotrexate. The study will compare an investigational drug to another already-approved treatment for RA and placebo.

As a CureClick Ambassador I want to share this information with my readers because it could be helpful for medically treating people who have the RA. Visit the research sponsor's website to learn more.

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Other important information:

Conditions

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Phase
2
 
Enrollment
20
 
Age Range
18-75
 

For those of you whom are not familiar with clinical trials, here's some information that you can use:

What Are Clinical Trials?


Clinical trials are research studies to determine whether investigational drugs or treatments are safe and effective for humans.

All investigational devices and medicines must undergo several clinical trials, often times these clinical trials require thousands of people.

Why participate in a clinical trial?

People whom are eligible will have access to new investigational treatments that would be available to the general public only upon approval.

People whom are eligible for clinical trials will also receive study-related medical care and attention from clinical staff at research facilities.

Clinical trials offer hope for many people and gives researchers a chance to find better treatment for others in the future.

 

Disclaimer: I am not participating in this clinical trial. I am providing this information to my readers as a CureClick Ambasssador. Click on the links below to learn about my relationship with Cureclick and why I'm talking about clinical trials.

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Medical Scientists Need Your Help To Find A Better Treatment For Axial Spondyloarthritis

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Joseph

People with axial spondyloarthritis have chronic back pain which is usually treated with painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications. Although these provide some relief, the disease continues to progress in some patients while others notice their back pain has returned.

A new research study seeks to give a better understanding of how long-term treatment with the study drug compares to the standard of care treatments provided to these patients.

As a CureClick Ambassador I want to share this information with my readers because it could be helpful for medically treating people who have axSpA. Visit the research sponsor's website to learn more about it.

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For those of you whom are not familiar with clinical trials, here's some information that you can use:

What Are Clinical Trials?


Clinical trials are research studies to determine whether investigational drugs or treatments are safe and effective for humans.

All investigational devices and medicines must undergo several clinical trials, often times these clinical trials require thousands of people.

Why participate in a clinical trial?

People whom are eligible will have access to new investigational treatments that would be available to the general public only upon approval.

People whom are eligible for clinical trials will also receive study-related medical care and attention from clinical staff at research facilities.

Clinical trials offer hope for many people and gives researchers a chance to find better treatment for others in the future.

 

Disclaimer: I am not participating in this clinical trial. I am providing this information to my readers as a CureClick Ambasssador. Click on the links below to learn about my relationship with Cureclick and why I'm talking about clinical trials.

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Medical Scientists Investigating New Treatments For Osteoarthritis

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Joseph

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a very common form of arthritis. Affecting nearly 27 million Americans, the disease wreaks havok on the joints. Patients often complain of pain, stiffness and swelling which is caused by degenerative loss of cartilage that acts as a cushion between the joints.

Medical scientists are currently seeking patients for research studies that shall explore better treatment options for OA. 

As a CureClick Ambassador I want to share this information with my readers because it could be helpful for medically treating people who have OA. Patients do not require health insurance or referrals to participate in these studies. But space is limited, so please visit the research sponsor's website to see if you qualify.

 

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Condition

Osteoarthritis

Age Range

At least 18 years of age

 

For those of you whom are not familiar with clinical trials, here's some information that you can use:

What Are Clinical Trials?


Clinical trials are research studies to determine whether investigational drugs or treatments are safe and effective for humans.

All investigational devices and medicines must undergo several clinical trials, often times these clinical trials require thousands of people.

Why participate in a clinical trial?

People whom are eligible will have access to new investigational treatments that would be available to the general public only upon approval.

People whom are eligible for clinical trials will also receive study-related medical care and attention from clinical staff at research facilities.

Clinical trials offer hope for many people and gives researchers a chance to find better treatment for others in the future.

 

Disclaimer: I am not participating in this clinical trial. I am providing this information to my readers as a CureClick Ambasssador. Click on the links below to learn about my relationship with Cureclick and why I'm talking about clinical trials.

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Medical Scientists Seeking New Treatments For Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Joseph

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the lining of your joints. Sadly, 1.5 million Americans have this is an uncommon form of arthritis and it tends to affect women three times more likely than men.

The disease can cause pain, swelling, redness and stiffness that can afflict any joint in your body without warning. In addition to these physical discomforts, people who suffer from RA may experience tiredness and fever. That's why better treatment options are needed for people who suffer with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

But there is hope. At this very moment Acurian Health is working with local doctors are looking for people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis to participate in local research studies.

As a CureClick Ambassador I want to share this information with my readers because it could be helpful for medically treating people who have the RA.

If you or a relative suffers from arthritis, this study could be helpful to you. If you're not sure what type of arthritis you may have, read the table of symptoms that is provided on the research study sponsor's website.

Please hurry, because space is limited.

 

CureClick RA image

Other important information that you need to know:

Conditions

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Age Range

at least 18 years old

For those of you whom are not familiar with clinical trials, here's some information that you can use:

What Are Clinical Trials?


Clinical trials are research studies to determine whether investigational drugs or treatments are safe and effective for humans.

All investigational devices and medicines must undergo several clinical trials, often times these clinical trials require thousands of people.

Why participate in a clinical trial?

People whom are eligible will have access to new investigational treatments that would be available to the general public only upon approval.

People whom are eligible for clinical trials will also receive study-related medical care and attention from clinical staff at research facilities.

Clinical trials offer hope for many people and gives researchers a chance to find better treatment for others in the future.

 

Disclaimer: I am not participating in this clinical trial. I am providing this information to my readers as a CureClick Ambasssador. Click on the links below to learn about my relationship with Cureclick and why I'm talking about clinical trials.

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A Helpful Tool For People Searching For Clinical Research Trials

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Joseph

Sometimes the search for a good doctor can be quite nerve wracking even under the best of circumstances, but the emotional burden becomes even greater when searching for doctors who are participating in clinical trials.

Trial Reach and CureClick know this; so they developed a tool which makes the search for clinical research trials a bit easier.

Last July CureClick and Trial Reach asked if I would like to help out with this task; since I'm a CureClick Ambassador I was happy to help.

At this very moment you can use the Trial Reach Clinical Trials Search Tool that I embedded in the sidebar of Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM).

The clinical trials search tool is absolutely amazing! The tool is designed so that users can search for any clinical trial for any condition. Then the tool provides relevant results based on the user answering a few questions. Now you can search for clinical trials that best fit your needs.

Although I receive a small one time payment for installing the Trial Reach Clinical Trials Search Tool on Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM), the potential benefit to all of you is what inspired me to install it on this website. So, please take the time to use it. And tell all of your family and friends about it, too!

To learn more about my relationship with CureClick and why I'm talking about clinical trials, please click on this link.

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Living And Coping With Arthritis - How To Stay Active And Independent

Living And Coping With Arthritis - How To Stay Active & Independent

Living And Coping With Arthritis - How To Stay Active And Independent

By: Richard Clement

Arthritis pain can be frustrating. Nagging and crippling arthritis pain can continue day after day. How much happier would you be if you could stop your arthritis pain right now and feel great all day? Knowing the nature of the disease can really bring you the right answers.

What is arthritis?

Arthritis comprises over 100 different diseases and conditions. The word arthritis means "joint inflammation". When joints are inflamed, it causes pain and usually also limits movement of the joints that are affected. For many people, arthritis pain has a large impact on their life. Arthritis is second only to heart disease as a cause of work disability. Arthritis limits everyday activities such as walking, dressing and bathing for more than 16 million Americans. Each year, arthritis results in 750,000 hospitalizations and 36 million outpatient visits. Arthritis is not just an old person's disease. Nearly two-thirds of people with arthritis are younger than 65 years including nearly 300,000 children. Arthritis affects children and people of all racial and ethnic groups but is more common among women and older adults.

The disease can affect different parts of the body. Two of the most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which the joint lining becomes inflamed as part of the body's immune system activity. RA is one of the most serious and disabling types, affecting mostly women. Rheumatoid arthritis is two to three times more common in women than in men and generally strikes between the ages of 20 and 50. Both sides of the body are usually affected at the same time. Symptoms of RA differ from person to person but can generally include:

  • Joint tenderness, warmth, and swelling.
  • Pain and stiffness lasting for more than 1 hour in the morning or after a long rest.
  • Joint inflammation in the wrist and finger joints closest to the hand.
  • Fatigue, an occasional fever, and a general sense of not feeling well.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. It is a degenerative joint disease in which the cartilage that covers the ends of bones in the joint deteriorates, causing pain and loss of movement as bone begins to rub against bone. OA commonly affects the joints of the fingers, knees, hips, and spine. Osteoarthritis is more common in older people because they have been using their joints longer. Using the joints to do the same task over and over or simply using them over time can make osteoarthritis worse. Younger people can also get osteoarthritis. Athletes are at risk because they use their joints so much. People who have jobs that require the same movement over and over are also at risk. Injuries to a joint increase the risk of arthritis in the joint later on. Excess weight can accelerate arthritis in the knees, hips and spine. The most common symptom of Osteoarthritis is pain in the affected joint(s) after repetitive use. Joint pain is usually worse later in the day. There can be swelling, warmth, and creaking of the affected joints. Symptoms of OA may greatly vary. Some patients can be debilitated by their symptoms. On the other hand, others may have remarkably few symptoms in spite of dramatic degeneration of the joints apparent on x-rays. Symptoms also can be intermittent.

These 2 forms have very different causes, risk factors, and effects on the body, yet they often share a common symptom - persistent joint pain.

What are the causes of arthritis?

Primary OA is mostly related to aging. With aging, the water content of the cartilage increases and the protein makeup of cartilage degenerates. Repetitive use of the joints over the years irritates and inflames the cartilage, causing joint pain and swelling. Eventually, cartilage begins to degenerate by flaking or forming tiny crevasses. Inflammation of the cartilage can also stimulate new bone outgrowths (spurs) to form around the joints. Sometimes osteoarthritis follows an injury to a joint. For example, a young person might hurt his knee badly playing soccer. Then, years after the knee has apparently healed, he might get arthritis in his knee joint.

RA is an autoimmune disease. This means the body's natural immune system does not operate as it should; it attacks healthy joint tissue, initiating a process of inflammation and joint damage. RA is a type of chronic arthritis that occurs in joints on both sides of the body (such as hands, wrists or knees). This symmetry helps distinguish RA from other types of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs most frequently in the 30-50 age group, although can start at any age. It is strongly associated with the HLA marker DR4 - hence Family history is an important risk factor. The disease affects Females:Males in a 4:1 ratio.

Other conditions can also cause arthritis. Some include:

  • Gout, in which crystals build up in the joints. It usually affects the big toe.
  • Lupus , in which the body's defense system can harm the joints, the heart, the skin, the kidneys, and other organs.
  • Viral hepatitis ,in which an infection of the liver can cause arthritis.

What can you do about it?

Some people may worry that arthritis means they won't be able to work or take care of their children and their family. Others think that you just have to accept things like arthritis.

While there is not yet a cure for arthritis, much can be done today to reduce pain and boost joint function. Learning how to manage pain over the long term is essential to maintaining a good quality of life. There are things you can do to keep the damage from getting worse. They might also make you feel better.Here are some simple things to do:

  • Lose weight if you're overweight
  • Exercise regularly for short periods. Going for a walk every day will help, too.
  • Use canes and other special devices to protect your joints.
  • Avoid lifting heavy things.
  • Don't pull on objects to move them-push them instead
  • Use heat or cold to reduce pain or stiffness.

The pain and disability that accompany arthritis can be decreased through early diagnosis and appropriate management.So if you have persistent symptoms lasting more than several days - go see your doctor. The doctor will examine you and may take x rays (pictures) of your bones or joints to decide if you have arthritis and what kind you have.

After the doctor knows what kind of arthritis you have, he or she will talk with you about the best way to treat it. The doctor may give you a prescription for medicine that will help with the pain, stiffness, and inflammation.

The good news is that now there is a way to stop your pain with a medication. Celebrex is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), specifically a COX-2 inhibitor, which relieves pain and swelling (inflammation). It represents a huge breakthrough in the treatment of pain, inflammation, and stiffness of arthritis. Celebrex is believed to fight pain and inflammation by inhibiting the effect of a natural enzyme called COX-2. Unlike the older medications, however, it does not interfere with a similar substance, called COX-1, which exerts a protective effect on the lining of the stomach.Celebrex doesn't cause the stomach bleeding and ulcers that traditional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) might.

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Careful With That Night Light ! Bright Lights At Night May Cause You To Gain Weight

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Joseph

Keeping the lights on at night may add inches to your waist, new evidence suggests. According to a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, people who use night lights tend to be heavier than people who aren't exposed to artificial light during bedtime. Surprised? Brace yourselves, you're about to learn something about how light affects weight.

For some time, biologists have known that artificial light-at-night (ALAN) can cause the body's internal clocks to go haywire. Melatonin, the sleep hormone, is at its highest levels when you are sleeping; darkness stimulates melatonin production. But ALAN causes the body to suppress melatonin production which can cause adverse physiological changes resulting in weight gain.

Research scientists Rybnikova, Haim and Portnov utilized this knowledge to identify and measure how strong the associations between ALAN and country-wide overweight and obesity rates happen to be.

To find out, they analyzed recent satellite images of night lights from the US Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP).

Controlling for per capita GDP, level of urbanization, birth rate, food consumption and regional differences, Rybnikova et al hoped the satellite images would help them learn more about this problem.

They learned that ALAN along with other factors explained 70 % of the observed variations in the prevalence of obesity and overweight in more than eighty observed countries. In other words, satellite images helped confirm what scientists had come to know long ago - artificial light at night makes people fat.

We know that light affects human mood and reproduction. Animal models show a relationship between light at night and accelerated aging and cancer. Now data from Rybnikova et al tells us that artificial light at night can stimulate weight gain.

Rybnikova et al pointed out that the nearly 2.5 billion people meet the World Health Organization (WHO) definition of overweight and obese, and that the problem is rapidly on track to become a global pandemic. What can be done to reverse this trend?

 

Your Third Eye Is Open Even When You're Sleeping

People maybe surprised to know that we have been created with a "third eye". God created us with two external eyes and another photosensitive organ deep within the brain. This light sensing organ is the pineal gland and it produces the melatonin that helps us sleep at night.

Even after we close our external eyes, the pineal gland is able to sense light - whether that light be natural or artificial. When the organ detects light, it won't produce melatonin.

Eventually the pineal gland will become confused, prolonged exposure to light stimuli (artificial in this case) will cause the organ to think that the body should remain awake. As a result, the pineal gland will erroneously decrease melatonin production and throw the natural day/night rhythm out of whack.

A method that could reverse the global obesity trend may simply be turning off every artificial light source in the bedroom before going to sleep at night. Since the pineal gland detects light, keeping the room dark during sleep time may prevent the gland from suppressing melatonin production thereby possibly preventing eventual weight gain.

Regardless of whether people accept the mounting evidence linking circadian rhythm to health, if steps are not taken to curtail epidemic obesity, our planet may be dealing with the health consequences e.g. type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and arthritic joint pain for many decades to come.

 

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Article References

Rybnikova NA, Haim A, & Portnov BA (2016). Does artificial light-at-night exposure contribute to the worldwide obesity pandemic? International journal of obesity (2005) PMID: 26795746

Vinogradova IA, Anisimov VN, Bukalev AV, Ilyukha VA, Khizhkin EA, Lotosh TA, Semenchenko AV, & Zabezhinski MA (2010). Circadian disruption induced by light-at-night accelerates aging and promotes tumorigenesis in young but not in old rats. Aging, 2 (2), 82-92 PMID: 20354269

 

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Importance of weight training

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Praveen Pandey

Weight training is an exercise technique which uses external weights, the body's resistance, or other devices to exercise and strengthen a body muscle. Most people, especially men, opt for such training to get an attractive physique with big muscles. However, its benefits go way beyond. Weight training, also known 'strength' or 'resistance' training, enables you to do everyday tasks like lifting, carrying, and walking up stairs with greater ease.

Strength training helps protect against diseases like arthritis, osteoporosis, sarcopenia (loss of body mass), lower-back pain, and other disabilities. It protects the joints, enhances joint stability, improves bone density, and reduces bone deterioration. More muscle power puts less strain on the joints and connective tissue when lifting or exerting. Strong muscles, tendons, and ligaments are less prone to injury.

Working against the body's resistance or exercising with light weights also assists in managing chronic illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia. When you are active, the heart muscles can perform better even with less oxygen. Lifting weights can normalize the blood pressure and decrease the levels of blood sugar and cholesterol. A combination of regular weight training, a protein-rich diet, and some cardiovascular exercises can help to achieve a healthy weight and a fitter body.

Such a combination not only tones up the muscles and shapes the body along with weight loss but also improves anaerobic endurance. It improves the composition of the body and increases the lean body mass. Weight training mainly stimulates the development of muscle tissues and also strengthens them. Muscle tissue, being more active than fat tissue, helps to burn more calories. Increase in muscle mass normalizes and even increases the basal metabolic rate, as a result of which one can burn more calories at rest.

By working out the muscles through their full range of movements, weight training increases flexibility and reduces the risk of suffering from a muscle pull. Weight training has enormous advantages. If a person follows a proper diet, has precise control over his movements, and maintains correct posture, he or she stands to gain the most from such an exercise program. It is advisable for all adults to weight train their major muscle groups at least twice weekly.

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Why Cat’s Claw May Be One Of Nature’s Most Powerful Healers

Why Cat’s Claw May Be One Of Nature’s Most Powerful Healers

Submitted by: Steve P Smith

Cat’s claw, known as una de gato in Spanish, is a herb derived from a vine-type plant which grows widely in the countries of Central and South America, and is particularly common in the Amazon rainforests and Peru. So vast and botanically rich are the wilds of the Amazon rain forest that many herbal practitioners still look to it as a potential source of powerful, but as yet undiscovered, herbal remedies. Although this hope might seem to some like wishful thinking, the example of cat’s claw suggests that it may not be entirely fanciful; because although the herb has only very recently become known in the West, it has been used as health tonic and treatment by the indigenous peoples of the region for many centuries.

But the claims made for the benefits of cat’s claw need to be treated with some caution, because there are those who would have you regard it as something akin to a miracle herb or universal panacea; and orthodox medicine, as always, is rightly sceptical of the wilder claims of the herbal or “natural” remedy lobby.

Rendered into liquid form, however, extracts of cat’s claw have been found to have potent adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, and these are therefore used by herbal therapists to tackle a wide variety of common ailments. The anti-inflammatory qualities of the herb indicate potential benefits in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism and bursitis; as well as digestive problems and ulcers, whilst as an adaptogen and anti-oxidant cat’s claw is believed to boost the immune system, lower blood pressure and cholesterol and even help in the fight against cancer.

Serious research into the benefits of cat’s claw has been underway in Europe since the 1970s, and although, as noted above, conventional medicine remains reluctant to confirm the herb’s therapeutic value, the fact that cat’s claw is only available on prescription in certain countries is a clear indication of its biochemical potency.

Cat’s claw’s power as an immune system booster appears to be related to unique properties in the alkaloids derived from it, certain of which appear directly to enhance the ability of the body’s white blood cells to destroy potentially harmful foreign matter. These alkaloids also seem to stimulate the production of the vital T4 lymphocyte and leucocyte immune system cells which are crucial in fighting viral infections.

One particular such alkaloid, rynchophylline, is also believed to be of great benefit to the cardio-vascular system in preventing blood “stickiness”, or the potentially catastrophic formation of clots in circulating blood in the heart and brain. Like other anti-oxidants, cat’s claw may also help to prevent the oxidation of low density lipids (LDL), or “bad cholesterol”, and the consequent build up of deposits inside the arteries leading to atherosclerosis. Recent research also suggests that the anti-oxidant action of cat’s claw may also help to prevent the deposit of the plaques within brain tissue which are implicated in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

The many potential benefits of cat’s claw make it a hugely exciting prospect for advocates of herbal remedies. But there is an important caveat in that most of the research so far has been conducted in the laboratory rather than on live human subjects. Against that, however, must be set the many centuries of use of the herb amongst older civilisations.

Orthodox medicine, moreover, is always keen to stress, quite correctly, that the mere fact that a remedy is described as “natural” or “herbal” does not mean it is necessarily free of potential side effects. Herbal remedies, after all, often provide the raw materials for the manufacture of conventional drugs, and are highly active biochemical compounds in their own right. They could not be of any benefit if they were not.
But in the case of cat’s claw the only contraindications for its use appear to for pregnant women and those suffering from disorders of the immune system. For all others, the herb appears to be completely safe, although very rare cases of minor gastric upsets and headaches have been reported.

The inner bark of the plant is the source of cat’s claw’s active alkaloid compounds, but the bark itself is indigestible and poorly absorbed, if at all, by the human digestive system. Fortunately, however, cat’s claw is now readily available in the form of easily absorbed teas, tinctures and capsules, but it’s probably best to start with low doses to ensure freedom from any possible side effects.

And as recommended therapeutic doses vary between 750 and 3,000 mg per day, it’s always worth talking things over with your physician or a reputable herbal practitioner before beginning any program of supplementation. But the potential benefits of cat’s claw appear so promising that this is not a herb you should ignore.

About the Author: Steve Smith is a freelance copywriter specialising in direct marketing and with a particular interest in health products. Find out more at http://www.sisyphuspublicationsonline.com/LiquidNutrition/Cat'sClaw.htm

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How to Stay Fit in your 50s

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Kya Grace

At the age of 50, staying fit becomes increasingly tougher. At this stage, nature too conspires against you. You start hearing warning bells when that slight middle age paunch appears. This is the forerunner to the silent killers like heart diseases, diabetes and hypertension. So what do you do?

First of all you have to be mentally fit. Think young, think fit. This will have a significant positive impact on your ageing process. But thinking alone will not help. You have to take steps to slow down your cells from ageing. You have to work to prevent your brain cells from ageing quickly too.

Your diet is an important factor. Eat as much vegetables, fruits and nuts as possible and reduce the intake of sweets, fried food and processed food. Stay away from meat as much as you can. Avoid junk food at all costs. Food rich in omega-3 fatty acids is one thing that can stem the rapidity of the ageing process of your cells. Supplement your daily nutrition with items like cold water fish, especially salmons, the richest source of omega-3. This nutrient also helps in unclogging your arteries much like the flushing agents that unclog a sink, and reduces the risk of age related maladies like arthritis and cardiac diseases.

Increase your intake of water, as at this age the fluid retention capacity of the body decreases. Drinking the right fluids in proper quantities is very vital. Try and stay away from caffeinated or alcoholic drinks.

A balanced diet definitely helps you to stay healthy, but you have to exercise in order to stay fit. With age, the body requires some time to get used to changes. Hence you should not start off immediately with rigorous exercises. At this stage in life, most people are way too busy to spend time in gyms. Therefore the best way to start would be to take the help of a trained Personal Trainers Double Bay. Get him to draw out a proper schedule that will suit you.

Warming up at the beginning of a session is a must for all. Start off with some aerobics or yoga. These will help you relax mentally while your body muscles get relaxed too. Warming up, basically increases your heart rate thereby the flow of blood in the body. This in turn stirs up the blood vessels and helps to produce nitric oxide, which again dilates your arteries and protects them from blockages and other problems.

After 50, not only does the growth of body cells stop, but degeneration sets in. To keep your muscles and joints in order is a tough ask. You will have to work harder, as normally people at this age become more sedentary. To overcome this problem, you have to exercise the muscles. After the aerobics or yoga, go in for some strength training. This is done, using weights. Any wrong movements or use of excessive weights might lead to serious injury. Your Personal Trainers Double Bay should be helping you out when you are going through this routine. Also, do sufficient balancing and stretching moves to strengthen your limbs. After exercising your muscles, cool down.

Your body needs adequate rest to stay fit. Sleep well. You need from 7 to 8 hours of sleep a day. Above all always stay positive and happy.

Kya Grace is a personal trainer at Dangerously Fit Personal Training. If you would like to hire Personal Trainers Double Bay or to register for a Boot Camp session, visit Sydney Boot Camp.