One hour of daily walking may help arthritis

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One hour of daily walking may help arthritis
Wed, 06-25-2014 - 9:15am

According to Health Day News, a new study suggests that just 6,000 steps a day helps with knee arthritis. "Walking the equivalent of an hour a day may help improve knee arthritis and prevent disability, new research suggests.

Because of knee arthritis, many older adults find walking, climbing stairs or even getting up from a chair difficult. But these study findings equate walking more with better everyday functioning.

"People with or at risk for knee arthritis should be walking around 6,000 steps per day, and the more walking one does the less risk of developing functioning difficulties," said the study's lead author, Daniel White, a research assistant professor in the department of physical therapy and athletic training at Boston University." READ MORE

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