Physical Activity is Actually Good for Patients with Joint Disease

People suffering from arthritis and osteoarthritis are encouraged to exercise at least 20 minutes per day.

A recent study found that most patients were not meeting even the minimal recommendation of low impact physical activity which is vital to their health.

“Even though they have joint disease, patients need to be reminded that physical activity is actually good for them,” Dunlop added. “People with arthritis should be as physically active as possible, even if they accomplish less than the recommended levels. When it comes to physical activity, there is good evidence that the benefits far outweigh the risks and being inactive is especially detrimental to health.”

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