Got arthritis? Keep moving! Physical activity, even for people with arthritis, strengthens muscles, keeps joints flexible, preserves good balance, improves function, and helps you maintain a healthy weight.

Physical Activity is identified as the second of four recommended public health interventions outlined in the A National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis  which states:

“Low impact, moderate intensity aerobic physical activity and muscle strengthening exercise should be promoted widely as a public health intervention for adults with OA of the hip and knee.”

While clearly defined physical activity is beneficial for everyone, so is the simple act of moving more. Find ways to move that are safe and enjoyable, set goals that are attainable, and be an active participant in your life everyday. Need help? Check out our Active Living Resources….

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It is recommended for adults with OA to get 2.5 hours of moderate aerobic (walking, running, etc) and 2 days of muscle strengthening exercise per week to improve pain and function. Always consult with your healthcare provider before beginning any physical activity routine, especially if you have special issues or multiple chronic conditions.

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