Study shows U.S. joint health below average.
About 63% of respondents to a joint health assessment from Joint
Juice, Inc., San Francisco, CA, have below average or poor joint health,
and more than 70% of Baby Boomers have below average or poor joint
health. Since the launch of the joint health assessment on
www.jointjuice.com, more than 7500 people have taken the test to
evaluate their personal joint health. This assessment, created by Kevin
Stone, MD, renowned orthopedic surgeon and founder of Joint Juice, Inc.,
determines the condition of an individual's joints based on a
series of 15 questions regarding Body Mass Index (BMI), diet, exercise,
lifestyle and joint health history. Results were collected from July
through September 2010 and summarized in five categories: Excellent,
Good, Average, Below Average and Poor. "These results not only
reinforce the need for a healthy joint regimen, but also reiterate that
people are interested in learning about the state of their joint
health," said David Ritterbush, CEO of Joint Juice, Inc.
"Joints are the foundation to an active and healthy lifestyle, yet
are often overlooked."