You may need to start thinking about preventing arthritis sooner than you think. What struck us reading this piece is that arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the nation; with a quarter of Americans diagnosed, and two-thirds of those younger than 65. But perhaps the biggest challenge with arthritis is that it’s a bit of a Catch 22. It makes our favorite physical activities painful, and yet, the best way to manage it is to stay active, which is why experts are approaching its treatment with a new piece of advice: Do something—anything—that gets you moving. Find substitutes for the activities you used to do, trading tennis for swimming or biking for running. If you’re looking for a tangible goal, a 10-year study found that 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity helped arthritic patients function better. What other low-impact activities do you enjoy that could also help those with arthritis stay active? Share them in the comments below!
Keep Moving to Stay a Step Ahead of Arthritis
November 4, 2016