Walking daily can help cure your arthritis

  • Jan 30 , 2017

Physical activities are necessary at any age. As per this new study older people suffering from arthritis, if they keep themselves minimally active by engaging in 45-minutes of moderate physical activity such as brisk walking, may feel more at ease. Exercise is an effective treatment for many chronic conditions.

According to US federal guidelines, doing 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week helps in preventing premature death and serious illness.

A team of researchers have conducted a study on both men and women to determine that 45 minutes per week is the magic number for senior adults. They have measured the physical activity of 1600 adults who had pain, aching or stiffness in their joints.

It has been found that the most effective type of activity to maintain or improve your body function two years later was moderate physical activity, and this doesn’t need to be done in sessions lasting more than 10 minutes. Even doing little physical activity is better than doing nothing. And brisk walking is the easiest exercise for keeping fit and staying healthy at any age.

Walking helps ease the pain of knee osteoarthritis as walking and keeping yourself physically active helps rebuilding joints and help strengthen your legs.

Approximately, 33 per cent of participants enhanced or had high capacity following two years. However, those participants who accomplished the minimum of 45 minutes of moderate physical activity per week were 80 per cent more likely to improve over next two years compared with those doing less.

Accomplishing this thorough goal will elevate the capacity to work and might be a possible beginning for older adults managing with discomfort in their joints.