WHY IT’S ONE OF THE BEST FORMS OF EXERCISE FOR ARTHRITIS.
Looking for a low-cost, convenient workout that relieves arthritis pain? All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other. “Walk ing has a wide range of benefits,” says Hiral Master, a physical therapist, and researcher at the University of Delaware. “It does every thing from build muscle and strengthen bones to improve your heart health.”
Walking is also lowimpact, so it’s an excel lent option for people with arthritis, adds Corey Feger, a physical therapist in Louisville, Kentucky. It increases blood flow and the production of synovial fluid, which lubricates the joints, helping to ease stiffness and pain.
Even a few minutes of walking a day can deliver benefits, says Master. Here are four more reasons to start stepping.
1 To delay the need for surgery.
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