To reduce your chance of getting osteoarthritis:
- Maintain a healthy weight.
- Do regular, gentle exercise (eg, walking, stretching, swimming, yoga).
- Avoid repetitive motions and risky activities that may contribute to joint injury, especially after age 40.
- With advancing age, certain activities may have to be dropped or modified. But, continue to be active.
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