Monday, December 21, 2009

Is walking recommended for people with Arthritis?

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Feature Entry: Should people with arthritis participate in walking programs. It is known that hard physical work can lead to joint pain and arthritis. According to writers of, If you have arthritis, exercise is essential. Exercise is important for healthy joints and provides these benefits as well

• increases energy levels
• helps develop a better sleep pattern
• helps with weight control
• maintains a healthy heart
• increases bone and muscle strength
• decreases depression and fatigue.
• serves to improve self-esteem and self-confidence

Moving your joints daily helps keep them fully mobile. Strengthening the surrounding muscles helps support the joints. Also, joint movement transports nutrients and waste products to and from the cartilage, the material which protects and cushions the ends of the bones.

If you have inflammation, consult with your physician. Water aerobics is also highly recommended and may be recommended for some suffers of arthritis. Also, a gentle stretching program is highly encouraged.


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