Updated 05 May 2016

Action point

You probably know that eating too much salt is bad for your blood pressure but new research suggests it can be bad for your joints too.

High salt intake is known to cause inflammation and has been linked to the development of autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. The easiest way to reduce your salt intake is to avoid eating fast food on a regular basis.

Read up on the various symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis


Live healthier

Protect your skin »

Just a little weightlifting can help your heart How to handle incontinence at the gym 10 ways to keep your skin glowing with good health in 2019

Avoid germs at the gym to protect your skin

The bacteria, viruses and fungi that cause skin infections love warm, moist places like sweaty exercise equipment and locker room showers.