Hip Hop Hip Op

Hip replacement is becoming more and more prevalent in the developed world. It is amongst one of the most frequently carried out procedures in those over 65 years of age and can be attributed to improving the quality of life of thousands of patients undergoing the surgery.

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The need for surgery however is never always the case. Fortunately sometimes a course of physical therapy along with smaller lifestyle changes, diet and specific exercises can negate the need for the procedure. However, when a hip replacement is required it can be due to a number of factors. These include osteoporosis, accident related bone damage and other degenerative conditions.

A full hip replacement is not always necessary but a complete one will give the best results over the course of time. The procedure itself is carried out on the ball and socket joint at the top of the leg and recovery time after the op will include relatively long periods of recuperation due to the delicate nature of the op.

The artificial replacements used can be made of numerous different materials such as plastic or metal, with the different materials being more appropriate for different age groups and circumstances. There are a number of major companies involved in the manufacturer of these medical devices and some have received criticism in the past few years for a low quality of product that has been known to fail.


A failure of the replacement joint can lead to obvious complications that can obviously cause more harm and suffering, but these cases are thankfully rare.

The advantages of a hip replacement procedure far outweight the risks – these are interment with revery medical procedure – and although the patient may spend 3 or 4 days in hospital after surgery they can quickly start to regain movement and freedom that they would not have had immediately before the operation. Long term benefits to patients are a testament to the overall success of this type of operation.

Diet is Only a Part of the Solution

A diet should only ever be seen as a small part of making a positive change in your life. The real fundamental commitment comes from within your mind, your behaviour, your enthusiasm and your commitment to change.

A 2 week diet may well give short term gains for an immediate event such as a wedding or other big social event but a bigger change comes in setting higher standards for yourself and a long term goal. A new diet means making more changes than just shifting eating habits. It is a shift in lifestyle than can easily be adapted to fit in with your current activities and actions.

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An exercise regime, or at least a routine, goes hand in hand with a new diet. The 2 together are a potent combination if used in the right way. Learn how to marry the 2 together and it can be a much quciker and ultimately more successful path you follow. It’s easier if you enjoy the path so make it a mission not only for your body but for your mind.

The mind is often underestimated when controlling weight loss and health kicks. It’s all well and good breaking bad habits and forging good ones but if you are ultimately not feeding you mind with positivity as well as you body you will fail. You may suceed in the short term, but in the long term you will fail.

Habitual changes need to become part of your life. You need to reach a point where you are no longer categorising yourself as someone who is on a diet. You are just someone who eats healthily and exercises for enjoyment and pleasure. This is a lifestyle shift and a psychological shift that allows you to free yourself from the shackles and the pressure of a diet. Short term changes will lead to lifelong benefits for you, your family and your future.