7 Reasons To Add Strength Training To Your Workout Routine
Arthritis Today|Winter 2018-2019
7 Reasons To Add Strength Training To Your Workout Routine

Seven reasons to add resistance Training To Your Fitness Routine.

Strength training does more than tone your muscles. “It’s one of the best defenses against arthritis symptoms,” says Michael Lau, a physical therapist at Providence Saint John’s Health Center’s Performance Therapy in Los Angeles. Here’s how it helps.

1 IT EASES PAIN.

According to a 2016 review in Clinical Rehabilitation, resistance training reduced knee osteoarthritis (OA) pain by 41 percent and stiffness by 31 percent. “Strong muscles support and protect the joint,” says Stefanie Brewer, a clinical physical therapy specialist at the Detroit Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. “This reduces pressure to the joint, which can lessen the ache.”

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