Proper Diet to Lessen the Risk of Gout

One of the most common problems encountered by seniors is gout. This condition is characterized by swelling of the joints, which can be very painful especially for seniors because it can last for days or months. It is usually triggered by eating food with high level of purine.

The good news is it can be prevented by following the right diet.

  1. Before exercising, always consult your doctor. He/she will tell you what kind of exercise you may or may not do based on your condition. Since our elders are prone to many types of degenerative diseases, it is safe to consult your doctor prior to doing any form of exercise.
  2. Walking is a form of aerobic exercise too that is often forgotten by many. Your elders do not need to hit the gym to exercise instead start walking at least 10-20 min. Don’t forget to bring a towel and water just in case you get dehydrated.
  3. It is advisable to exercise during morning to give your elderly energy within the day. But make sure they take at least a little glucose before you do. They need it to last while exercising.
  4. While warm up, such as stretching is advisable before exercising, too much stretching must be avoided. Too much pressure might affect the tendon of your elderly and might further aggravate other muscle related complications.
  5. Lastly, always remember that too much of something is bad. So exercise only in moderation. 

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