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Arthritis pain can be decreased by increasing
your activity level
is a leading cause of disability in the United States. According to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 46 million adults are
affected by arthritis. About 50 percent of Georgia seniors experience
some form of arthritis, according to the 2006 Georgia Arthritis Report.
news is that studies have shown
that regular physical activity in persons with arthritis decreases
pain, improves function, and delays disability. A recent study
conducted in Australia suggests that simply adding some walking and
moderate activity to your life can have a big benefit. According to
findings recently published in the journal Arthritis Research &
Therapy, even exercising as little as one hour and 15 minutes a week
now can make a difference over the next three years.
Arthritis Awareness Month, and the Georgia Department of Human
Resources (DHR) is taking this opportunity to spread the word that
people who have arthritis can lead healthy and independent lives by
becoming more physically active, eating healthy and incorporating
healthy living into their daily lives," says Stuart Brown, director of
DHR's division of Public Health.
"Physical activity is important for
everyone, especially people with arthritis. It reduces joint pain and
stiffness and increases flexibility and muscle strength. Of course, you
should check with your healthcare provider before beginning any type of
physical activity program," said Brown.
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