Gout and Exercise

Gout is when our bodies have an excess of uric acid in our blood stream. This excess can cause crystals to form in our joints. While some people may have high uric acid levels they may not suffer with an attack of gout.  The disorder is a painful inflammatory disease and can be treated by avoiding foods high in purines. Purines are in lots of food so avoid alcohol, (especially beer) caffeine, fish, kidneys, liver, shellfish, limit red meat to a small serve 3 times a week, and avoid processed meat and meat extracts, eat lots of vegetables, and fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, grapes, and cherries. Eat eggs, low fat dairy, breads, cereals, pasta and rice. Ensure you drink plenty of water each day up to 12 glasses will assist with riding the body of excess uric acid. Exercise can assist greatly. By walking and weight training you will keep the joints mobile and free of crystals of uric acid forming.

So keep moving with lots of exercise, drink lots of fresh clean water and watch your diet doesn’t contain too many foods with purines.

John Hart
“Master’s In Education” (Disability) Newcastle University Australia
“Grad Cert Education” Newcastle University Australia
“Diploma Fitness/Recreation”

“Diploma Sport /Recreation”
“Cert 4 Personal Training”
“Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach”

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